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Asian

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adjective \ˈā-zhən also -shən\

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

Definition of Asian

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of Asia

  2. 2 :  a person of Asian descent

Examples of asian in a Sentence

  1. There are many Asians living in South America.

1555

First Known Use of asian

1555


ASIAN Defined for English Language Learners

Asian

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adjective

Definition of Asian for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to Asia or its people

Asian

noun

Definition of Asian for English Language Learners

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


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