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.

Wikipedia

  1. ethnic

    An ethnic group or an ethnicity is a grouping of people who identify with each other on the basis of shared attributes that distinguish them from other groups. Those attributes can include common sets of traditions, ancestry, race, language, history, society, nation, religion, or social treatment within their residing area. The term ethnicity is often times used interchangeably with the term nation, particularly in cases of ethnic nationalism. Ethnicity may be construed as an inherited or as a societally imposed construct. Ethnic membership tends to be defined by a shared cultural heritage, ancestry, origin myth, history, homeland, language, dialect, religion, mythology, folklore, ritual, cuisine, dressing style, art, or physical appearance. Ethnic groups may share a narrow or broad spectrum of genetic ancestry, depending on group identification, with many groups having mixed genetic ancestry. Ethnic groups often continue to speak related languages. By way of language shift, acculturation, adoption and religious conversion, individuals or groups may over time shift from one ethnic group to another. Ethnic groups may be divided into subgroups or tribes, which over time may become separate ethnic groups themselves due to endogamy or physical isolation from the parent group. Conversely, formerly separate ethnicities can merge to form a pan-ethnicity and may eventually merge into one single ethnicity. Whether through division or amalgamation, the formation of a separate ethnic identity is referred to as ethnogenesis. Although both organic and performative criteria characterise ethnic groups, debate in the past had dichotomised between primordialism and constructivism. Earlier 20th-century "Primordialists" viewed ethnic groups as real phenomena whose distinct characteristics have endured since the distant past. Perspectives that developed after the 1960s increasingly viewed ethnic groups as social constructs, with identity assigned by societal rules.

ChatGPT

  1. ethnic

    Ethnic refers to relating to a population subgroup (within a larger or dominant national or cultural group) that shares a common culture, language, religion, or ancestry. It is often used to describe and categorize people who have shared socio-cultural experiences and background.

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:

    In the age of knowledge and global socioeconomic exchange, goodwill and trade relations are far important to national prosperity and stability than land or military power. Socioeconomic systems that are built on exclusive ideologies, religious or ethnic purities are breeding grounds for extremism and will eventually lead to civil and international conflicts. Those countries must change or fail.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    Since at least March 2017, local authorities dramatically escalated their decades-long campaign of repression against Uyghur Muslims and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups, including ethnic Kazakhs and ethnic Kyrgyz.

  3. The President:

    When people are oppressed and human rights are denied, particularly along sectarian lines or ethnic lines, when dissent is silenced, it feeds violent extremism.

  4. Van Court:

    When Gabrielle tells the story about someone and whether they are a good person or a bad person, there are no religious identifiers or ethnic identifiers or color identifiers. It's all about whether or not they were nice to her at lunch that day and that's what we care about.

  5. Democratic Senator Bob Menendez:

    In failing to uphold their responsibilities to vet their supply chains, these companies may be complicit in the mass repression of Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and members of other Muslim minority groups.

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