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1. Of, for, or consisting of members of two races.
2. Having parents of two different races.

bi·ra′cial·ism n.


(Anthropology & Ethnology) for, representing, or including members of two races, esp White and Black
biˈracialism n
biˈracially adv


(baɪˈreɪ ʃəl)

consisting of, representing, or combining members of two separate races.
bi•ra′cial•ism, n.
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Adj.1.biracial - consisting of or combining two racesbiracial - consisting of or combining two races; "a biracial committee"
racial - of or characteristic of race or races or arising from differences among groups; "racial differences"; "racial discrimination"
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Miscegenation by itself did not preclude an official racial order, which in the United States and South Africa was constructed biracially despite physical variation, and in Brazil was constructed as a more fluid triracial divide.
He confronts tendencies that isolate and reject the more profitable, biracially admired styles of rhythm and blues, and he accuses earlier black writers, including Nelson George (The Death of Rhythm and Blues [New York: Omnibus, 1988]) and Portia Maultsby ("Soul Music: Its Sociological and Political Significance in American Popular Culture," Journal of