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1. Ethnic character, background, or affiliation.
2. An ethnic group.
eth•nic•i•ty(ɛθˈnɪs ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. ethnic traits, background, allegiance, or association.
2. an ethnic group: Representatives of several ethnicities were present.
A person’s ethnic background.
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|Noun||1.||ethnicity - an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties; "ethnicity has a strong influence on community status relations"|
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare