multiracial

[ muhl-tee-rey-shuh l, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl tiˈreɪ ʃəl, ˌmʌl taɪ- /

adjective

consisting of, representing, or combining members of more than one racial group: multiracial communities.
(of a person) descended from more than one racial group.

Nearby words

  1. multiprocessor,
  2. multiprogramming,
  3. multipronged,
  4. multipurpose,
  5. multipurpose vehicle,
  6. multirole,
  7. multisense,
  8. multiseriate,
  9. multispectral,
  10. multisport

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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British Dictionary definitions for multiracial

multiracial

/ (ˌmʌltɪˈreɪʃəl) /

adjective

comprising people of many races
Derived Formsmultiracialism, noun

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Word Origin and History for multiracial

multiracial

adj.

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

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