[in-ter-rey-shuh l]


of, involving, or for members of different racial groups: interracial amity.

Origin of interracial

First recorded in 1885–90; inter- + racial
Related formsin·ter·ra·cial·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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conducted, involving, or existing between different races or ethnic groups
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Word Origin and History for interracial

also inter-racial, 1883, from inter- + racial.

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