[ras-uh-muh s] /ˈræs ə məs/
noun, Older Use. 1. blues-based music or jazz by and for African Americans in the 1920s and 1930s, when it was regarded as a distinctive, separate market by the music industry; early jazz or rhythm-and-blues.
noun 1. the process of statistically adjusting the scores of minority job applicants on job-qualification tests by rating each test-taker’s score against the results of others in his or her racial or ethnic group.
- Race off
verb 1. (transitive, adverb) (Austral, informal) to entice (a person) away with a view to seduction
noun, Textiles. 1. a metallic, plastic, or wooden strip directly in front of the reed on the lay of a loom, along which the shuttle travels in its passage through the shed.