What does ethnic mean?

Definitions for ethnic
ˈɛθ nɪketh·nic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ethnicadjective

    a person who is a member of an ethnic group

  2. cultural, ethnic, ethnicaladjective

    denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

    "influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy; "ethnic food"

  3. heathen, heathenish, pagan, ethnicadjective

    not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

GCIDE

  1. Ethnicnoun

    a member of an ethnic group.

Wiktionary

  1. ethnicnoun

    An ethnic person, notably said when a foreigner or member of an immigrant community

  2. ethnicnoun

    An ethnic minority

  3. ethnicnoun

    A heathen, a pagan

  4. ethnicadjective

    Of or relating to a group of people having common racial, national, religious or cultural origins.

    There are many ethnic Indonesians in the Netherlands

  5. ethnicadjective

    Belonging to a foreign culture.

    I like to eat ethnic food

  6. ethnicadjective

    Heathen, not Judeo-Christian.

  7. Etymology: From ethnique, from ethnicus ("pagan", "heathen"), from ἐθνικός, from ἔθνος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ethnicadjective

    alt. of Ethnical

  2. Ethnicnoun

    a heathen; a pagan

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ethnic

    -al, eth′nik, -al, adj. concerning nations or races: pertaining to the heathen.—ns. Eth′nic, a heathen; Eth′nicism, heathenism; Ethnog′rapher.—adj. Ethnograph′ic.—n. Ethnog′raphy, the scientific description of the races of the earth.—adj. Ethnolog′ical.—adv. Ethnolog′ically.—ns. Ethnol′ogist; Ethnol′ogy, the science that treats of the varieties of the human race. [L.,—Gr. ethnos, a nation; Gr. graphē, writing, logia, discourse.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ethnic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3961

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ethnic' in Adjectives Frequency: #533

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethnic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ethnic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of ethnic in a Sentence

  1. Med Jones:

    History teaches us that people from different religions and ethnic groups can be united around one shared economic goal; equality and prosperity for all. We saw that in the rise of the communist USSR. When the economic policies of the USSR failed, ethnic and national divisions took the forefront and the USSR was dissolved. That can happen to the US if we are hit hard enough by hyperinflation and currency collapse. How the divisions evolve and what forms they will take depend on the type and speed of the government's reaction. It is too early to foresee such events. However, it is important to note that no country is above the socioeconomic laws, US included.

  2. Paul Spoonley:

    I think Massey University in Auckland's really important that a political system represents the diversity including the ethnic diversity of a population, and that's because they bring that voice and experience.

  3. Thaung Tun:

    Myanmar does not deny that what is unfolding in northern Rakhine is a humanitarian crisis, there is no denying that the Muslim community in Rakhine has suffered. The Buddhist Rakhine, Hindu and other ethnic minorities have suffered no less.

  4. Mo Rakib:

    I'm very perplexed as to why the People's Republic of China would want to be on the edges of a neighborhood that is so multi-ethnic, multi-religious. The Muslim community has a large base here, the Muslim community is very linked with each other, regardless of what part of the world we're from. There's always a feeling of affinity from one community to the other based on shared values and shared faith. And that's no different for the Uyghur community.

  5. Tulsi Gabbard:

    I grew up in a very kind of conservative household. A multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-faith home, diverse in our makeup and diverse in our views. And I held views growing up that I no longer hold.

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