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Definition of race, meaning of race


race (countable and uncountable; plural races)

  1. A large group of people set apart from others on the basis of a common heritage.
  2. A large group of people set apart from others on the basis of common, genetically-linked, physical characteristics (e.g., skin color, hair type).
    • Race was a significant issue during apartheid in South Africa.
  3. (Controversial): One of the categories from the many subcategorizations of the human species. See Wikipedia"s article on historical definitions of race.
    • The Native Americans colonized the New World in several waves from Asia, and thus they are part of the same Mongoloid race.
  4. (Biology): A population geographically separated from others of its species that develops significantly different characteristics; informal for subspecies.
  5. A breed or strain of domesticated animal.
  6. A category or species of something that has emerged or evolved from an older one (with an implied parallel to animal breeding or evolutionary science).
    • The advent of the Internet has brought about a new race of entrepreneur.
    • Recent developments in artificial intelligence has brought about a new race of robots that can perform household chores without supervision.

4 letters in word "race": A C E R.

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