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/trænsˈreɪ ʃəl, trænz-/
involving or between two or more racial groups:
noting or relating to a person whose racial identity does not correspond to the visible markers of that person’s racial group by birth.
noting or relating to a person of mixed racial heritage who alters his or her presentation of self, as in appearance, speech, or affiliation, to embrace or promote a particular racial identity.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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