1. of or relating to the social construct of race: racial diversity; racial stereotypes.
  2. (no longer in technical use) of, relating to, or characteristic of one race or the races of humankind.


  1. denoting or relating to the division of the human species into races on grounds of physical characteristics
  2. characteristic of any such group
  3. relating to or arising from differences between the racesracial harmony
  4. of or relating to a subspecies

1862, from race (n.2) + -ial. Related: Racially.


  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of race or races.
  2. Arising from or based on differences among human racial groups.
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