racial

adjective ra·cial \ ˈrā-shəl \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of racial

1 : of, relating to, or based on a race
  • a racial minority
2 : existing or occurring between races
  • racial equality

racially

play \ˈrā-shə-lē\ adverb

Examples of racial in a Sentence

  1. What is your racial identity?

  2. There was racial tension on campus.

Recent Examples of racial from the Web

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First Known Use of racial

1854

racial Synonyms


RACIAL Defined for English Language Learners

racial

adjective

Definition of racial for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or based on race

  • : existing or happening between people of different races


RACIAL Defined for Kids

racial

adjective ra·cial \ ˈrā-shəl \

Definition of racial for Students

: of, relating to, or based on race
  • a racial group

racially

adverb

Medical Dictionary

racial

adjective ra·cial \ ˈrā-shəl \

medical Definition of racial

: of, relating to, or based on a race


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