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racial

[rey-shuh l] /ˈreɪ ʃəl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of one race or the races of humankind.
2.
arising, occurring, or existing because of differences between races or racial attitudes:
racial conflict; racial motivations.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; race2 + -ial
Related forms
racially, adverb
antiracial, adjective
antiracially, adverb
nonracial, adjective
nonracially, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for nonracial

nonracial

/nɒnˈreɪʃəl/
adjective
1.
not related to racial factors or discrimination

racial

/ˈreɪʃəl/
adjective
1.
denoting or relating to the division of the human species into races on grounds of physical characteristics
2.
characteristic of any such group
3.
relating to or arising from differences between the races: racial harmony
4.
of or relating to a subspecies
Derived Forms
racially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nonracial

racial

adj.

1862, from race (n.2) + -ial. Related: Racially.

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nonracial in Medicine

racial ra·cial (rā'shəl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of race or races.

  2. Arising from or based on differences among human racial groups.


ra'cial·ly adv.
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