Sinicism

[ sin-uh-siz-uh m ]
/ ˈsɪn əˌsɪz əm /

noun

something characteristic of or peculiar to the Chinese; a Chinese method, custom, or usage.

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Origin of Sinicism

1890–95; Sinic Chinese (< Medieval Latin Sīnicus < Medieval Greek Sīnikós, equivalent to Late Greek Sîn(ai) the Chinese + -ikos -ic) + -ism; see Sino-
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British Dictionary definitions for sinicism

Sinicism
/ (ˈsaɪnɪˌsɪzəm, ˈsɪn-) /

noun

rare a Chinese custom or idiom

Word Origin for Sinicism

C19: from Medieval Latin Sinicus Chinese, from Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese, from Greek Sinai, from Arabic Sīn China
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