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Miscegenation is the mixing of different racial groups with marriage, relationship, sexual relations, and procreation. The word miscegenation has been used since the 19th century to give a name to interracial marriage, interracial dating and interracial sex, and in ancient history study about human race mixtures. Today, the use of the phrase is considered outdated and offensive.
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- "Miscegenation: Definition of Miscegenation at Dictionary.com". http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/miscegenation. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
- Downing, Karen; Nichols, Darlene; Webster, Kelly (2005). Multiracial America: A Resource Guide on the History and Literature of Interracial Issues. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 9. ISBN 0-8108-5199-7. https://books.google.com/?id=g-fm97haJQEC&pg=PA9.