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European

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adjective Eu·ro·pe·an \ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈpē-ən, -ˈpēn\

Definition of European

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of Europe or its people

Europeanness

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First Known Use of european

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European

noun Eu·ro·pe·an

Definition of European

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of Europe

  2. 2 :  a person of European descent

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First Known Use of european

1623


EUROPEAN Defined for English Language Learners


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European

noun Eu·ro·pe·an

Definition of European for English Language Learners

  • : a person born, raised, or living in Europe; also : a native or resident of the continent of Europe rather than Britain

  • : a person who is descended from Europeans


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