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Moiety (n.)

Definition: (1) one of two equal parts, half; (2) In Anthropology: a society divided into exactly two descent groups

“Despite that he saw blatant similarity he struggle to find a distinctive moiety. All he found was vulgar superficiality.”

—“Them and Us” on The Gray Race

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In a sentence: Although we tend to treat race in America as a moiety of black and white, the racial landscape of the culture is far more complex.

Synonyms: half, cohort, niche, lineage

Etymology: “moiety” comes from the french word “moitie” meaning “half”

 

sources: wikipedia, the free dictionary

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