Definition of racial adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈreɪʃl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪʃl//
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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.
  3. Extra examples He struggled to overcome racial prejudice. The killings came at the end of a week of racial violence. There is growing sensitivity about sexual and racial stereotypes in children’s literature.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: racial