noun, often capitalized west·ern·ism \-ˌnizəm\

Definition of westernism



  1. 1a :  a locution or pronunciation characteristic of a western region and especially of the western U.S. b :  an attitude or trait characteristic of a westerner

  2. 2a :  a western institution or concept the Japanese took over the forms of westernism, including a constitution and a parliament — Nathaniel Peffer b :  adherence to or advocacy of western traditions and techniques

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