/ pɑːrtjʊrɪʃn̩ /
birth · giving birth · birthing
ETYM Latin parturitio, from parturire: cf. French parturition. Related to Parturient.
The process of giving birth; SYN. birth, giving birth, birthing.
The act of giving birth.
Bringing forth of young.
/ reɪs /
In anthropology, the term applied to the varieties of modern humans, Homo sapiens sapiens, having clusters of distinctive physical traits in common. The three major varieties are Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid. During the last 60,000 years, migrations and interbreeding have caused a range of variations to exist today, not distinct or “pure” races (which can exist only under conditions of isolation).
1. A contest of speed
2. Any competition
3. People who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock