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Definition of "multiracial" []

  • Made up of, involving, or acting on behalf of various races: a multiracial society. (adjective)
  • Having ancestors of several or various races. (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.

Use "multiracial" in a sentence
  • "Currently in 2009, ten states formally carry the term multiracial on school and other forms, and every day individual schools and districts add the correct, updated terminology to their forms."
  • "She did write in the word "multiracial" on her own application."
  • "Usually, "multiracial" is used to refer to group situations and "interracial" is used to refer to one-on-one situations, but this isn't always the case."