American English

Definition of racial adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[only before noun] happening or existing between people of different races racial hatred/prejudice/tension/violence racial equality They have pledged to end racial discrimination in areas such as employment.
  2. 2[usually before noun] connected with a person's race racial minorities a person's racial origin The community has a religious rather than a racial identity.
adverb The attacks were not racially motivated. racially mixed schools
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: racial