[ kuh-ney-dee-uh-niz-uh m ]
/ kəˈneɪ di əˌnɪz əm /
allegiance to or pride in Canada and its institutions.
a custom, trait, or thing distinctive of Canada or its citizens.
an English word, idiom, phrase, or pronunciation that originated or is distinctively used in Canada.
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British Dictionary definitions for canadianism
/ (kəˈneɪdɪəˌnɪzəm) /
the Canadian national character or spirit
loyalty to Canada, its political independence, culture, etc
a linguistic usage, custom, or other feature peculiar to or characteristic of Canada, its people, or their culture
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Word Origin and History for canadianism
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