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 (slä′vĭz′əm) or Slav·i·cism (slä′vĭ-sĭz′əm)
1. A linguistic feature of one or more Slavic languages, especially a Slavic idiom or phrasing that appears in a non-Slavic language.
2. An attitude, custom, or other feature that is characteristically Slavic.
3. Esteem for and emulation of Slavic culture and politics.
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(ˈslɑ vɪz əm, ˈslæv ɪz-)

also Slavicism

something native to, characteristic of, or associated with the Slavs or Slavic.
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a Slavic loanword in English, as blini.
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