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hyperdescent

[ hahy per-di-sent ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər dɪˈsɛnt /
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noun

the classifying or identifying of a biracial or multiracial individual as a member of the higher or highest socially ranking racial group from which that person has ancestry.

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Origin of hyperdescent

First recorded in 2005–10; hyper- + descent
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