multiracial

[muhl-tee-rey-shuh l, muhl-tahy-]
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adjective
  1. consisting of, representing, or combining members of more than one racial group: multiracial communities.
  2. (of a person) descended from more than one racial group.

Origin of multiracial

First recorded in 1920–25; multi- + racial
Related formsmul·ti·ra·cial·ism, nounmul·ti·ra·cial·ly, adverb
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multiracial

adjective
  1. comprising people of many races
Derived Formsmultiracialism, noun
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Word Origin and History for multiracial
adj.

also multi-racial, 1923, from multi- + racial.

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