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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Asian  \A"sian\,  a.  [L.  Asianus,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?,  L.  Asia.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Asia;  Asiatic.  ``Asian  princes.''  --Jer. 
  Taylor.  --  n.  An  Asiatic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Asian 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  Asia  or  the  peoples 
  of  Asia  or  their  languages  or  culture;  "Asian 
  countries"  [syn:  {Asian},  {Asiatic}] 
  2:  denoting  or  characteristic  of  the  biogeographic  region 
  including  southern  Asia  and  the  Malay  Archipelago  as  far 
  as  the  Philippines  and  Borneo  and  Java;  "Oriental 
  politeness";  "for  people  of  South  and  East  Asian  ancestry 
  the  term  `Asian'  is  preferred  to  `Oriental'";  "Asian 
  ancestry"  [syn:  {Asian},  {oriental}] 
  n  :  a  native  or  inhabitant  of  Asia  [syn:  {Asian},  {Asiatic}] 




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