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ORIENTALISM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Orientalism mean? 

ORIENTALISM (noun)
  The noun ORIENTALISM has 2 senses:

1. the scholarly knowledge of Asian cultures and languages and people
2. the quality or customs or mannerisms characteristic of Asian civilizations

  Familiarity information: ORIENTALISM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ORIENTALISM (noun)


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Meaning:

The scholarly knowledge of Asian cultures and languages and people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

Oriental Studies; Orientalism

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

arts; humanistic discipline; humanities; liberal arts (studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills))


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Meaning:

The quality or customs or mannerisms characteristic of Asian civilizations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

orientalisms can be found in Mozart's operas

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

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)


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