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MONGOLOID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Mongoloid mean? 

MONGOLOID (noun)
  The noun MONGOLOID has 2 senses:

1. a member of the Mongoloid race
2. a person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense)

  Familiarity information: MONGOLOID used as a noun is rare.


MONGOLOID (adjective)
  The adjective MONGOLOID has 3 senses:

1. characteristic of or resembling a Mongol
2. of or pertaining to or characteristic of one of the traditional racial division of humankind including especially peoples of central and eastern Asia
3. of or relating to or suffering from Down syndrome

  Familiarity information: MONGOLOID used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MONGOLOID (noun)


Sense 1Mongoloid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A member of the Mongoloid race

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Mongoloid" is a kind of...):

Asian; Asiatic (a native or inhabitant of Asia)


Sense 2mongoloid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("mongoloid" is a kind of...):

changeling; cretin; half-wit; idiot; imbecile; moron; retard (a person of subnormal intelligence)


MONGOLOID (adjective)


Sense 1mongoloid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of or resembling a Mongol

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

the mongoloid epicanthic fold

Pertainym:

Mongol (a member of the nomadic peoples of Mongolia)


Sense 2Mongoloid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or pertaining to or characteristic of one of the traditional racial division of humankind including especially peoples of central and eastern Asia

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Domain category:

anthropology (the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings)

Pertainym:

Mongolia (a vast region in Asia including the Mongolian People's Republic and China's Inner Mongolia)


Sense 3mongoloid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or suffering from Down syndrome

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

mongolism (a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation)


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