[ 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.

Origin of transracial

First recorded in 1970–75; trans- + racial

OTHER WORDS FROM transracial

trans·ra·cial·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020