Caucasian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Caucasian of or relating to Caucasian people
    • adj Caucasian of or relating to the geographical region of Caucasia "Caucasian languages"
    • n Caucasian a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
    • n Caucasian a member of the Caucasoid race
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Most caucasian babies are born with dark blue eyes, although it normally changes colour after child birth.
    • Caucasian A member of any of the white races of mankind.
    • Caucasian A native or inhabitant of the Caucasus, esp. a Circassian or Georgian.
    • Caucasian Of or pertaining to the Caucasus, a mountainous region between the Black and Caspian seas.
    • Caucasian Of or pertaining to the white races of mankind, of whom the people about Mount Caucasus were formerly taken as the type.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Caucasian Pertaining to the Caucasus, a range of mountains between Asia and Europe; specifically, appellative of one of the races into which Blumenbach divided the human family. See II.
    • n Caucasian In Blumenbach's ethnological system, the highest type of the human family, including nearly all Europeans, the Circassians, Armenians, Persians, Hindus, Jews, etc. He gave this name to the race because he regarded a skull he had obtained from the Caucasus as the standard of the human type.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Caucasian kaw-kā′zhi-an pertaining to Mount Caucasus or the country around it
    • n Caucasian the name adopted by Blumenbach for one of his main ethnological divisions of mankind, by him made to include the two great groups, the Aryan and the Semitic; used by later anthropologists for the fair type of man as opposed to the Mongolic or yellow type
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Usage

In literature:

That is the shibboleth of some of the Caucasian tribes.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
According to the evidence of the mummies, the Egyptians were of slender build, with dark hair and of Caucasian type.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
The Polynesian people are an early migration of the great Caucasian race.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
So that we Caucasians are, at least, the only full grown children: all others are more or less abortions.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 354, April 1845" by Various
A few rare old Caucasian small rugs can only be accounted for as valued personal rug-bags of their period.
"The Oriental Rug" by William D. Ellwanger
Soumak is a distortion of Shernaka, a Caucasian town in the far east of Asia Minor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
This substance closely resembles Caucasian petroleum.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
Caucasian, Mongolian, Ethiopian, American, Malay.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
They and their children are nearly half of the "Caucasian" element of 30,000.
"Races and Immigrants in America" by John R. Commons
In addition to their rifles, some of our friends carried Caucasian daggers.
"A Kut Prisoner" by H. C. W. Bishop
Together they constitute what were once called the Caucasian races.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
With a white father and quadroon mother, this made her seven-eighths Caucasian.
"Octavia" by J. F. Lee
They're Caucasian as vanilla snow cones.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
In the first place, his Caucasian instincts taught him to look ahead to larger things.
"The Westerners" by Stewart Edward White
The man with the green eyes is the allegorical symbol of Caucasian fever, so rife there.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
Negroid age of Caucasian history: 86.
"The Ego and His Own" by Max Stirner
They are a more primitive type than the Australian blacks, who were improved by later influxes of more highly-developed Caucasians.
"An Australian Bird Book" by John Albert Leach
I have not spoken to a Caucasian on the subject since then.
"Following the Color Line" by Ray Stannard Baker
And of Caucasians, the Aryan shines like the moon amid the stars.
"The Color Line" by William Benjamin Smith
There seems to be no assimilation between the Caucasian and the Mongolian on the Pacific slope.
"Peculiarities of American Cities" by Willard Glazier
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In poetry:

“But hang expenses!” I exclaimed,
“I’ll give him education:
A ‘nig’ is better when he’s tamed,
Perhaps, than a Caucasian.
"Peter the Piccaninny" by Henry Kendall
Do I sleep? do I dream?
Do I wonder and doubt?
Are things what they seem?
Or is visions about?
Is our civilization a failure?
Or is the Caucasian played out?
"Further Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte
Was it guile, or a dream?
Is it Nye that I doubt?
Are things what they seem?
Or is visions about?
Is our civilization a failure?
Or is the Caucasian played out?
"Further Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte
Ah, Prometheus! heaven-scaling!
In such hours of exultation
Even the faintest heart, unquailing,
Might behold the vulture sailing
Round the cloudy crags Caucasian!
"Prometheus, Or, The Poet's Forethought. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
First the deed of noble daring,
Born of heavenward aspiration,
Then the fire with mortals sharing,
Then the vulture,--the despairing
Cry of pain on crags Caucasian.
"Prometheus, Or, The Poet's Forethought. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
On that Caucasian head
There is no crown of hair;
It has gone, it has fled!
And Echo sez "Where?"
And I asks, "Is this Nation a White Man's, and is generally things
on the square?"
"Truthful James To The Editor" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common hematologic malignancy in the United States, affecting slightly more men than women and twice as many African Americans as Caucasians.
Caucasian cooking (that is, cooking of the Caucasus Mountains) offers many barely known glories, of which the most formidable is chakapuli, a mossy casserole of lamb and fistfuls of green herbs.
A 21-year-old Caucasian woman presented with new-onset seizures developing over a 2-week period.
African -Americans Show More 'Love' to Brands Than Caucasians.
A research group at the University of Michigan and Indiana University concluded that physicians were 1.52 times more likely to prescribe antidepressants to Caucasians than to Hispanics for the same major depressive disorders.
Let's face it: Sometimes Dade denizens need to visit our dull Caucasian neighbor county to the north.
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The truth is Caucasian men already are diverse .
Although more likely to attempt to quit smoking than Caucasians, African Americans are statistically less likely to succeed.
An analysis of steroid therapy for asthma showed that it is less effective for African Americans, compared with Caucasians.
This is going to sound absolutely and totally Caucasian.
Unfortunately, as few as 48 percent of melanomas in African Americans are diagnosed at an early stage, compared to 84 percent in Caucasians, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.
'Dora the Explorer' Creator on the Show's 10th Anniversary: "Dora was originally Caucasian".
The Mortality rate is 27 percent higher in African Americans than in Caucasian Americans.
African Americans are twice as likely to get diabetes than their Caucasian counterparts.
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In science:

Schelleman, H., Chen J., Chen Z., Christie J., Newcome C., Brensinger C., Price M., Whitehead A., Kealey C., Thorn C., Samaha F. and Kimmel S. (2008). Dosing algorithms to predict warfarin maintenance dose in Caucasians and African Americans.
The application of a perceptron model to classify an individual's response to a proposed loading dose regimen of Warfarin
HARDI data were acquired from one normal sub ject (30 year old, male Caucasian) in a Siemens TIM Trio 3.0 Tesla scanner using a 32-channel head coil.
Nonparametric tests of structure for high angular resolution diffusion imaging in Q-space
It contains various data from cross-cultural studies and recent neuropsychological studies, expressive and neutral faces of Caucasians and Japanese, expressive faces from some of the stone-age tribes, and data that demonstrate the difference between true enjoyment and social smiles .
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
The clusters at 90–100% turnout yield ∼3.5 million ballots for the winners in both elections and can be traced back to six republics of North Caucasian Federal District, and Republics of Mordovia, Bashkortostan, and Tatarstan.
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
All of these 25/9 constituencies are located in the aforementioned nine republics (six republics of North Caucasian Federal District, and Republics of Bashkortostan, Tatarstan and Mordovia), which justifies considering them separately.
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
Seven regions belonging to North Caucasian Federal District were analysed altogether, with threshold turnout set manually to 75%.
Statistical anomalies in 2011-2012 Russian elections revealed by 2D correlation analysis
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