miscegenation

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mis·ceg·e·na·tion

 (mĭ-sĕj′ə-nā′shən, mĭs′ĭ-jə-)
n.
Cohabitation, sexual relations, marriage, or interbreeding involving persons of different races, especially in historical contexts as a transgression of the law.

[Latin miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots + genus, race; see genə- in Indo-European roots + -ation.]

mis·ceg′e·na′tion·al adj.

miscegenation

(ˌmɪsɪdʒɪˈneɪʃən)
n
(Genetics) interbreeding of races, esp where differences of pigmentation are involved
[C19: from Latin miscēre to mingle + genus race]
miscegenetic adj

mis•ceg•e•na•tion

(mɪˌsɛdʒ əˈneɪ ʃən, ˌmɪs ɪ dʒə-)

n.
1. marriage or cohabitation between a man and woman of different races, esp. between a black and a white person.
2. interbreeding between members of different races.
[1864, Amer.; < Latin miscē(re) to mix + gen(us) race, stock, species + -ation]
mis`ce•ge•net′ic (-ˈnɛt ɪk) adj.

miscegenation

1. the interbreeding of members of different races.
2. cohabitation or marriage between a man and woman of different races, especially, in the U.S., between a Negro and a white person.
3. the mixing or mixture of races by interbreeding.
See also: Race
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.miscegenation - reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
facts of life, procreation, reproduction, breeding - the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
Translations
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miscegenation

[ˌmɪsɪdʒɪˈneɪʃən] N (frm) → mestizaje m, cruce m de razas

miscegenation

mis·ce·ge·na·tion

n. mestizaje, cruzamiento de razas o de culturas.
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