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Sinicism

[sin-uh-siz-uh m] /ˈsɪn əˌsɪz əm/
noun
1.
something characteristic of or peculiar to the Chinese; a Chinese method, custom, or usage.
Origin
1890-1895
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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Sinicism

/ˈsaɪnɪˌsɪzəm; ˈsɪn-/
noun
1.
(rare) a Chinese custom or idiom
Word Origin
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
n.

"Chinese ways, Chinese affectations," 1891; see Sino- + -ism. Related: Sinicize; Sinification.

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