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The name of a people or ethnic group.

eth′no·nym′ic adj.


(Anthropology & Ethnology) the name of an ethnic group


(ˈɛθ noʊ nɪm)
the name of a tribe, people, or ethnic group.
[1960–65; ethn (o)- + -onym]
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These are related to the proposed evaluation criteria, which would include elements of localisation, the extension of the bid validity from 12 weeks to 2 years, the requirement for self-designation under DTIs local content regulations as well as the SIPDM procurement gate 4 (which relates to budget and funding).
Most fundamentally, it is a name given to Inuit by outsiders rather than a self-designation, and it has come to be considered pejorative in some, though certainly not all, contexts.
While most of this chapter's content probably holds more appeal to epistolary specialists, the last section on different terms of address and self-designation in letters probes into the larger social network reflected in these letters and its mechanism.
This reflects the Old Testament self-designation of Yahweh (cf Is 43:3, Ex 3:14, etc.
This follows the recent self-designation of Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) via Hamari's assembling of an independent panel of experts.
In the US they are still referred to as Eskimos (which does not mean "eaters of raw meat" as is commonly thought) and as a result that word still has global currency, though Canada and Denmark have both replaced the word with "Inuit," a self-designation.
Ricoeur famously applied to himself Eric Weil's self-designation as a "post-Hegelian Kantian.
Part three describes the acculturation of the community to its Ephesian environment, its attitude toward wealth and possessions, the development of leadership and authority, and the role of women, its self-designation, and its relationships between traditions and communities.
Finally, we explore whether a person's self-designation as being religious or spiritual predicts positive emotional well-being and psychological maturity (Zinnbauer, Pargament, & Scott, 1999) and whether these designations make an independent contribution over and above the propensity to cope by using substances.
Although this did not ultimately appear in the edited interview, Saul himself uses the term "outsider" liberally as a self-designation.
Many in the second and third generation remained Orthodox by self-designation, but their practice through the interwar period was far from scrupulous.
It may have been essentially a Christian self-designation.