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Asian

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adjective \ˈā-zhən also -shən\

Simple Definition of Asian

  • : of or relating to Asia or its people

Full Definition of Asian

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the continent of Asia or its people

1550

First Known Use of asian

1550


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Asian

noun

Simple Definition of Asian

  • : a person born, raised, or living in Asia : a person whose family is from Asia

Full Definition of Asian

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of Asia

  2. 2 :  a person of Asian descent

Examples of asian

  1. There are many Asians living in South America.



1555

First Known Use of asian

1555

Rhymes with asian


ASIAN Defined for Kids

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Asian

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adjective \ˈā-zhən\

Definition of Asian

  1. :  of or relating to Asia or its people <Asian cities> <Asian cooking>




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Asian

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noun

Definition of Asian

  1. :  a person born or living in Asia




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