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RACIAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does racial mean? 

RACIAL (adjective)
  The adjective RACIAL has 2 senses:

1. of or related to genetically distinguished groups of people
2. of or characteristic of race or races or arising from differences among groups

  Familiarity information: RACIAL used as an adjective is rare.


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RACIAL (adjective)


Sense 1racial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or related to genetically distinguished groups of people

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

racial groups

Pertainym:

race (people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock)


Sense 2racial [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or characteristic of race or races or arising from differences among groups

Context examples:

racial differences / racial discrimination

Similar:

biracial (consisting of or combining two races)

interracial (between races)

multiracial (made up of or involving or acting on behalf of various races)

racist (based on racial intolerance)

Antonym:

nonracial (not racial; having nothing to do with race or races)


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