[ sin-uh-siz-uhm ]
/ ˈsɪn əˌsɪz əm /
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something characteristic of or peculiar to the Chinese; a Chinese method, custom, or usage.
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Words nearby Sinicism
singulative, singultus, sinh, Sinhailien, Sinhalese, Sinicism, Sinicization, Sinicize, Sinification, Sinify, sinigrin
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British Dictionary definitions for Sinicism
/ (ˈsaɪnɪˌsɪzəm, ˈsɪn-) /
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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