Caucasian


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Cau·ca·sian

 (kô-kā′zhən, -kăzh′ən)
adj.
1.
a. Of or relating to a racial group having light-colored skin; white.
b. Of or being a human racial classification distinguished especially by very light to brown skin and straight to wavy or curly hair, and including peoples indigenous to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia, and parts of South Asia. No longer in scientific use.
2. Of or relating to the Caucasus region or its peoples, languages, or cultures.
3. Of or relating to a group of three language families spoken in the region of the Caucasus mountains, including Chechen, Abkhaz, and the Kartvelian languages.
n.
1.
a. A person having light-colored skin; a white person.
b. A member of the Caucasian racial classification. No longer in scientific use.
2. A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
3. The Caucasian language family.
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Caucasian

(kɔːˈkeɪzɪən; -ʒən) or

Caucasic

adj
1. (Peoples) old-fashioned another word for Caucasoid
2. (Placename) of or relating to the Caucasus
n
3. (Peoples) a White person; Caucasoid
4. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Caucasia
5. (Languages) any of three possibly related families of languages spoken in the Caucasus: North-West Caucasian, including Circassian and Abkhaz, North-East Caucasian, including Avar, and South Caucasian including Georgian
Usage: The word Caucasian is very widely used in the US to refer to people of European origin or people who are White, even though the original classification was broader than this
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Cau•ca•sian

(kɔˈkeɪ ʒən, -ʃən, -ˈkæʒ ən, -ˈkæʃ-)

adj. Also, Cau•cas•ic (kɔˈkæs ɪk, -ˈkæz-)
1. of, designating, or characteristic of one of the traditional racial divisions of humankind, marked by fair to dark skin, straight to curly hair, and light to very dark eyes and orig. inhabiting Europe, parts of North Africa, W Asia, and India.
2. of the Caucasus region, its peoples, or their culture.
3. of or designating the non-Indo-European, non-Turkic languages spoken by the indigenous peoples of the Caucasus and adjacent areas.
n.
4. a person having Caucasian physical characteristics.
5. a native or inhabitant of the Caucasus.
[1800–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Caucasian - a member of the Caucasoid raceCaucasian - a member of the Caucasoid race  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Aryan - (according to Nazi doctrine) a Caucasian person of Nordic descent (and not a Jew)
Circassian - a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia
paleface - (slang) a derogatory term for a white person (supposedly used by North American Indians)
Semite - a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
Kassite, Cassite - a member of an ancient people who ruled Babylonia between 1600 and 1200 BC
Elamite - a member of an ancient warlike people living in Elam east of Babylonia as early as 3000 BC
white man - a man who is White
white woman - a woman who is White
white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
whitey - (slang) offensive names for a White man
WASP, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant - a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
2.Caucasian - a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
Chechen - a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen
Circassian - a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Circassian
Georgian - a southern Caucasian language with 3 million speakers and a long literary tradition
Ubykh - an extinct Caucasian language spoken exclusively in Turkey
Adj.1.Caucasian - of or relating to the geographical region of Caucasia; "Caucasian languages"
2.Caucasian - of or relating to Caucasian people
white - of or belonging to a racial group having light skin coloration; "voting patterns within the white population"
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Translations

Caucasian

[kɔːˈkeɪzɪən]
A. ADJ (by race) → caucásico (Geog) → caucasiano
B. N (by race) → caucásico/a m/f (Geog) → caucasiano/a m/f
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Caucasian

[kɔːˈkeɪziən kɔːˈkeɪʒən]
adjcaucasien(ne)
n (= person) → Caucasien(ne) m/f
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Caucasian

adjkaukasisch
nKaukasier(in) m(f)
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Caucasian

[kɔːˈkeɪzɪən] adj & ncaucasico/a
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And didn't they find a verdict of 'Came to 'is death by a wholesome Christian sentiment workin' in the Caucasian breast'?
"Could you determine, for example, solely from fingerprints whether the subject was Negro or Caucasian?"
As old as the Caucasian man,--perhaps older,--these creatures have kept their counsel beside him, and there is no record of any word or sign that has passed from one to the other.
The Pigmies are so called to distinguish them from the bulkier Caucasians -- who are Hogmies.
However, in that test, the infants looked equally to Asian and Caucasian faces.
The gap between Caucasians and Hispanics has been widening since 2007, while the retirement readiness gap between Caucasians and African Americans has shrunk.
Established in 2004, the national park is home to the rare East Caucasian tur, a mountain dwelling goat antelope found only in the eastern half of the Caucasus Mountains.
When findings of this study were compared with Caucasian population, it was noted that two out of ten lip parameters studied showed significant difference, which included Z angle and H angle.
She then enumerated the reasons why she thinks she is a Caucasian: 'I'm a Caucasian because everything about me is different from an African American - I have naturally straight hair.
With the increasing prevalence of T2DM in Asian population and the unmet need for improving glucose control,[8],[9],[10] the placebo-controlled RCTs of novel agents have been carried out in both Asian and Caucasian patients with T2DM.