WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
rac•ism /ˈreɪsɪzəm/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]
  1. Sociologya belief or doctrine that one's own race is superior.
  2. Sociologyhatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
rac•ist, n. [countable],adj. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

racism /ˈreɪsɪzəm/, racialism /ˈreɪʃəˌlɪzəm/ n
  1. the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority over others
  2. abusive or aggressive behaviour towards members of another race on the basis of such a belief

ˈracist, ˈracialist n , adj

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