Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Asia or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Asia.
  • noun A person of Asian ancestry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to Asia, a continent extending from Europe eastward to the Pacific ocean, and from the frozen ocean on the north to the Indian ocean on the south.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Asia; Asiatic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person from Asia.
  • noun UK , (British Africa), A person who originates from the Indian subcontinent, sometimes including East and Southeast Asia.
  • noun US, Australia, Canada , A person who originates from the Indian subcontinent, East and Southeast Asia, sometimes excluding the Indian Subcontinent.
  • noun New Zealand, US , A person who originates from East or Southeast Asia, very rarely used in reference to people from the Indian Subcontinent.
  • noun A domestic cat of a breed similar to the Burmese.
  • adjective Of, relating to or from Asia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Asia
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture

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Examples

  • What makes this re-invisioning all the more interesting is the racism angle from the perspective of an african-american in an american-influenced asian society; whereas the original simply dealt with the issues of class minorities in America and it's attitudes towards violence, and it wasn't until the second Karate Kid that they started looking at the clash between Asian and American culture.

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  • GORDON C.C. LIAO, "THE ASIAN AMERIC.N EXEC.TIVE": What we found basically was that there was somewhat of a conflict between quote/unquote Asian values and success in corporate America.

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  • The asian populations at top schools are far beyond their percentage of the population, probably because the U.S. accepted only the cream of Asian immigrants.

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  • So Nixon-are you a racist against American's because you are of the ASIAN Race and live (d) in a Asian country?

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  • ASIAN ART SYMPOSIUM -- The Ackland Art Museum will present "Learning from the Legacy," an afternoon-long symposium celebrating the life and contributions of Asian art historian Sherman Emery Lee, at the Hanes Art Center Auditorium from 2 to 6: 30 p.m.

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  • Asia's a big place with many different cultures/peoples/beliefs etc...and the term Asian is as vague and pointless as Black and/or White. it's also a means by which racists masquerading as liberals gloss over some of the problems that seem to be particular to Islam, at least in the West and in this century

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  • The term Asian American gained popularity around the same time that African American did.

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  • The term Asian American gained popularity around the same time that African American did.

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  • I always capitalize the term Asian, when it am using it as a racial category.

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  • The British use the term Asian more broadly than we do.

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