[ trans-rey-shuh l, tranz- ]
/ trænsˈreɪ ʃəl, trænz- /


involving or between two or more racial groups: transracial adoptions.
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.

Nearby words

  1. transposition of great vessels,
  2. transpositive,
  3. transposon,
  4. transputer,
  5. transpyloric plane,
  6. transrectification,
  7. transrectifier,
  8. transsexual,
  9. transsexualism,
  10. transship

Origin of transracial

First recorded in 1970–75; trans- + racial

Related formstrans·ra·cial·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019