- something characteristic of or peculiar to the Chinese; a Chinese method, custom, or usage.
Origin of Sinicism
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- rare a Chinese custom or idiom
C19: from Medieval Latin Sinicus Chinese, from Late Latin Sīnae the Chinese, from Greek Sinai, from Arabic Sīn China
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Word Origin and History for sinicism
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