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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.

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

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]
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
poor white trash, white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
honkey, honkie, honky, 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"
Translations

Caucasian

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

Caucasian

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

Caucasian

adjkaukasisch
nKaukasier(in) m(f)

Caucasian

[kɔːˈkeɪzɪən] adj & ncaucasico/a
References in classic literature ?
And didn't they find a verdict of 'Came to 'is death by a wholesome Christian sentiment workin' in the Caucasian breast'?
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.
At all doses studied, the PK of caplacizumab in the Japanese population were similar to those observed in Caucasians.
Because African-Americans have about twice the risk for Alzheimer's disease as Caucasians, researchers are searching for clues to understand this disparity.
We compared the prevalence of perceived allergies (self-reported) and diagnosed allergies (self-reported to have been diagnosed by a physician) between Caucasians (North Americans of European descent) and non-Caucasians, as well as immigrants and non-immigrants.
While overall improvements in therapy have led to a decrease in breast cancer death rates in the United States since 1990, the decreases in death rates began earlier and have been larger in proportionate terms for Caucasians than for African Americans.
25, 2015, might have been mistaken for Americans or Caucasians.
For example, a study showed that Brazilian subjects have craniofacial characteristics that are distinct from those of other races, especially Caucasians.
Study author Douglas Bell, from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, said they have identified a DNA sequence variation in a protein implicated in cancer that is more prevalent in Caucasians than Africans.
Caucasians rated the non-religious message strategies as significantly more sensitive and/or effective than they did the religious message strategies.
And not only did they demonstrated no hostility to "Caucasians," but saw in the members of North Caucasian Resistance their potential allies in fighting regime.
We found that their rate of purchase for private label goods is 25 percent below that of Caucasians.