Definition of miscegenation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmɪsɪdʒəˈneɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsɪdʒəˈneɪʃn//
[uncountable] (formal)
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the fact of children being produced by parents who are of different races, especially when one parent is white Word Origin mid 19th cent.: formed irregularly from Latin miscere ‘to mix’ + genus ‘race’ + -ation.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: miscegenation