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Definition of "racial" []

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of race or races. (adjective)
  • Arising from or based on differences among human racial groups: racial conflict; racial discrimination. (adjective)
  • Denoting or relating to the division of the human species into races on grounds of physical characteristics (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Characteristic of any such group (adjective)
  • Relating to or arising from differences between the races (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a subspecies (adjective)

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Use "racial" in a sentence
  • "HAYES: I think this is part of the problem, frankly, he says it ` s suspicious that I would use the term racial preference."
  • "Don't forget that racial profiling has been going on long before we had the term racial profiling."
  • "Huang notes that there is a history of what he calls "racial ventriloquism" in the United States, dating from early minstrel shows with white performers wearing black-face makeup."