Asian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Asian of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture "Asian countries"
    • n Asian a native or inhabitant of Asia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The fur of the binturong, also known as the "Asian Bear Cat," smells like popcorn. The scent is believed to come from a gland located near the tail
    • a Asian Of or pertaining to Asia; Asiatic. "Asian princes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The only South East Asian country that has never been colonized by a Western Power is Thailand
    • Asian Pertaining to Asia, a continent extending from Europe eastward to the Pacific ocean, and from the frozen ocean on the north to the Indian ocean on the south.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Elephant tusks grow throughout an elephant's life and can weigh more than 200 pounds. Among Asian elephants, only the males have tusks. Both sexes of African elephants have tusks.
    • adj Asian āzh′yan or āsh′i-an belonging to Asia: florid in literature or art
    • adj Asian āzh′yan or āsh′i-an, Asiatic, ā-zhi-at′ik, or āsh-i-at′ik, belonging to Asia: florid in literature or art
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Quotations

  • Jayvantsinnji Gohel
    Jayvantsinnji Gohel
    “We Asians are the original Conservatives because for thousands of years we have believed in free enterprise you have just stolen our philosophy.”
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis%20Diderot
    “Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.”
  • Walter Lippmann
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    “The central drama of our age is how the Western nations and the Asian peoples are to find a tolerable basis of co-existence.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Asianus, Gr. , fr. , L. Asia,

Usage

In literature:

Malagigi sat repenting in his Asian grotto, like S. Gerolamo in the pictures.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
That is the doctrine of Pan-Asianism, or Asia for the Asiatics.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
The cult of the Asian Great Mother (whom the Greeks identified with their Leto) had orgiastic elements.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
Paul stood upon the Asian shore and looked across upon the Western.
"If, Yes and Perhaps" by Edward Everett Hale
Asians, the character given them by Cicero, i., 296.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Light as now Famed Asian headlands, and Hellenic isles!
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
The Pan-Asians have withdrawn their embassy from Imperial Africa.
"Competition" by James Causey
There was also an Australian opal and an Asian emerald, the latter greener than the grass.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
Can they be the guardians of the 'Asian mystery'?
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
After the Asian coast, the isles of the AEgean stood next in the way of the Persian.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
With her, European free thought, investigation, science flickered out, and Asian religion took its place.
"God and Mr. Wells" by William Archer
Do you want the Asians, or the Russians, or even the Europeans, to take over the asteroids?
"Industrial Revolution" by Poul William Anderson
He had had a post-graduate course in the South-East Asian jungles.
"Take the Reason Prisoner" by John Joseph McGuire
Concerning the structure of the central Asian plateau our knowledge is still incomplete.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The original Bulgars were of an Asian tribe that moved into the Balkan Peninsula as conquerors during the seventh century A.D.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
These people are of Central Asian origin.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
How could the Red know that he did not speak the Russo-Asian dialect?
"Check and Checkmate" by Walter Miller
The language, so far as it has been deciphered, is "Asianic" and not Indo-European.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
The Indian section has become the Indian cemetery, and the brave dusky boys of Asian hills have passed away.
"The Challenge of the Dead" by Stephen Graham
He passed down by a narrow ravine to the "Asian meadow" celebrated by Homer.
"Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. John" by William Alexander
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In poetry:

But thou, by Asian Azof's shallow pool,
Where the Don pours its tributary mud,
Where nought but cold Cimmerian blasts have rule,
And Kalmuck's hungry Tartars fight for food;
"On The Death Of Alexander, Emperor Of The Russias, At Taganrok" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
I see and I hear, I awake in the night,
And the Asian forests are dark in my sight,
With slow bright patches in the drifting gloom
Where Stars, Sun and Moon soundlessly bloom.
"The Ape" by Walter James Turner
You are but millions. Our unnumbered nations
Are as the sands upon the sounding shore.
We are the Scythians! We are the slit-eyed Asians!
Try to wage war with us—you'll try no more!
"The Scythians" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Say Bazonka every day
That's what my grandma used to say
It keeps at bay the Asian Flu'
And both your elbows free from glue.
So say Bazonka every day
(That's what my grandma used to say)
"Bazonka" by Spike Milligan
and once they crossed in jail; they crossed in bed;
and over an unsigned letter their eyes met,
and in an Asian city
directionless & lurchy at two & three,
or trembling to a telephone's fresh threat,
and when some wired his head
"Dream Song 45: He stared at ruin. Ruin stared straight back" by John Berryman
Nor where upon the Tiber floats Aglae in galley gay,
'Neath Asian tent of brilliant stripes, in gorgeous array;
Nor when to lutes and tambourines the wealthy prefect flings
A score of slaves, their fetters wreathed, to feed grim, greedy
things.
"Nero’s Incendiary Song" by Victor Marie Hugo

In news:

It is widely known that Asians (along with whites) are discriminated against in university admissions, and it is more and more common for Latinos (again, along with whites) to be discriminated against in government contracting.
AW Asian Bistro's ethnic blend works out fine.
A cool Asian sweet is poised to be the next Pinkberry yogurt.
Asian fires clouding Seattle's sunny skies.
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and invade the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.
Eastland Foods recalled Asian Best Frozen Fresh Coconut Milk and candy made with the milk.
Eastland Foods recalled Asian Best Frozen Fresh Coconut Milk and candy made with the.
Full-year earnings at France's second-biggest distiller rose 24 percent as it raised prices and Asian drinkers bought more Remy Martin cognac .
Cooking with Jardin-Spicy Asian Coleslaw .
Jardin Kazaar creates a tasty, spicy, asian style coleslaw .
The Asian power is exerting greater influence over political and economic systems across Africa.
It was the much-anticipated Masquerade Party, which somehow Blair seemed to be in charge of again — apparently that black girl and that Asian girl really can't do anything.
For millions of South Asians around the world, November brings the Indian new year and Diwali.
Never mind that South Korea and other Asian countries are some of the toughest negotiators in world trade.
Never mind that South Korea and other Asian countries love to export their products to benefit their economy but try to limit imports to protect their economy.
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In science:

Testing for long memory in the Asian foreign exchange rates.
A two-sample test for comparison of long memory parameters
Oh, Zero-loop open strings in the cotangent bundle and Morse homotopy, Asian J.
Effect of Legendrian Surgery
Liu, Localization, Hurwitz numbers and the Witten conjecture, Asian J.
Descendent integrals and tautological rings of moduli spaces of curves
More recently, dHalluin et al. (2005a) presented a semi-Lagrangian approach for pricing American Asian options under jump diffusion processes.
Using pseudo-parabolic and fractional equations for option pricing in jump diffusion models
Using propensity scores, Erosheva et al. (2007) matched each of 335 surveyed foreign-born Asian Americans to a similar surveyed US-born Asian American.
An introduction to how chi-square and classical exact tests often wildly misreport significance and how the remedy lies in computers
Table 5 does not reveal any significant difference between foreign-born Asian Americans’ ratings of their health and US-born Asian Americans’.
An introduction to how chi-square and classical exact tests often wildly misreport significance and how the remedy lies in computers
Erosheva, E., Walton, E. C., and Takeuchi, D. T. (2007), Self-rated health among foreignand US-born Asian Americans: A test of comparability, Med.
An introduction to how chi-square and classical exact tests often wildly misreport significance and how the remedy lies in computers
We also find a SNP (rs6500380) located in a region associated with earwax type (i.e. wet or dry) which has been sub ject to a selective sweep in East Asian populations (Ohashi et al., 2011).
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies
In contrast to the usual schemes such as CN these schemes behave very nicely, when there are boundary layer problems, e.g. asian options.
Converting the reset
Goyal, The H-functions of One and Two Variables with Applications (South Asian, New Delhi, 1982).
Anomalous diffusion and the first passage time problem
Verbitsky, Holomorphic symplectic geometry and orbifold singularities, Asian J.
Symplectic Resolutions for Quotient Singularities
Tsygan, Deformations of symplectic Lie algebroids, deformations of holomorphic symplectic structures, and index theorems, Asian J.
Deformation Quantization in Algebraic Geometry
Joyce, D., Deforming Calabi-Yau orbifolds, Asian J.
Toroidal orbifolds, gerbes and group cohomology
Grushevsky, Cubic equations for the hyperelliptic locus, Asian J.
Castelnuovo theory and the geometric Schottky problem
Zhang, Refined gradient bounds, Poisson equations and some applications to open K¨ahler manifolds, Asian J.
Ancient solution to Kahler-Ricci flow
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