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Asian

adjective \ ˈā-zhən also -shən \

Definition of Asian

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

asian vs. asiatic

Asian is now solidly preferred to Asiatic; the latter persists mainly in the names of some kinds of flora and fauna.
    • an Asiatic lily
    • the Asiatic elephant
Asiatic still has some use as a geographical designator
  • the Asiatic side of the Bosporus
but has increasingly been considered offensive, especially as associated with the policies of colonialism.


First Known Use of asian

1550


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Asian

noun

Definition of Asian

1 :a native or inhabitant of Asia
2 :a person of Asian descent

Examples of asian in a Sentence

  1. There are many Asians living in South America.

First Known Use of asian

1555


ASIAN Defined for English Language Learners

Asian

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


ASIAN Defined for Kids

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Asian

adjective \ ˈā-zhən \

Definition of Asian for Students

:of or relating to Asia or its people
  • Asian cities
  • Asian cooking

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Asian

noun

Definition of Asian for Students

:a person born or living in Asia


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