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race

noun (PEOPLE)    /reɪs/
C1 [C or U] a group, especially of people, with particular similar physical characteristics, who are considered as belonging to the same type, or the fact of belonging to such a group: People of many different races were living side by side. Discrimination on grounds of race will not be tolerated. An increasing number of people in the country are of mixed race (= with parents of different races).Race and ethnicityRacial issues [C, + sing/pl verb] a group of people who share the same language, history, characteristics, etc.: The British are an island race.Race and ethnicityRacial issues
(Definition of race noun (PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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