Orientalism in reference to character, style, trait, or idiom felt to be from the Orient, 1769, from ORIENTAL (Cf. oriental) + -ISM (Cf. -ism).

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  • orientalism — ORIENTALÍSM s.n. Ceea ce caracterizează pe orientali, moravurile, felul de a fi al orientalilor. ♦ (Rar) Ceea ce se referă la Orient şi la orientali. ♦ (Rar) Orientalistică. [pr.: ri en ] – Din fr. orientalisme. Trimis de ionel bufu, 08.05.2004.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Orientalism — O ri*en tal*ism, n. [Cf. F. orientalisme.] [1913 Webster] 1. Any system, doctrine, custom, expression, etc., peculiar to Oriental people. [1913 Webster] 2. Knowledge or use of Oriental languages, history, literature, etc. London Quart. Rev. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Orientalism — [ôr΄ē en′t l iz΄əm] n. [ ORIENTAL + ISM] [also o ] 1. any trait, quality, mannerism, etc. usually associated with people of the East 2. the study of Eastern culture 3. a viewpoint, as held by someone in the West, in which Asia or specif. the… …   English World dictionary

  • Orientalism — For the book by Edward Said, see Orientalism (book). Anonymous Venetian orientalist painting, The Reception of the Ambassadors in Damascus, 1511, the Louvre. The deer with antlers in the foreground is not k …   Wikipedia

  • Orientalism —    A term fraught with political and cultural baggage referring vaguely to the East and long used to refer to collectively, if imprecisely, to the diverse societies east and south of Europe. The term Orientalism was originally used to name the… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • orientalism —    by Rex Butler   Like many of Baudrillard s key terms, otherness [altérité] is divided in its meaning: it is both what is lost in today s society and what Baudrillard opposes to society. It is this that complicates tremendously any analysis of… …   The Baudrillard dictionary

  • orientalism — oriental ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of, from, or characteristic of the Far East. ► NOUN often offensive ▪ a person of Far Eastern descent. DERIVATIVES orientalism noun orientalist noun orientalize (also orientalise) verb orientally adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • orientalism — noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1769 1. something (as a style or manner) associated with or characteristic of Asia or Asians 2. scholarship or learning in Asian subjects or languages • orientalist noun or adjective, often capitalized …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Orientalism — Orientalisme Pour les articles homonymes, voir Orientalisme (homonymie). Marie Adelaïde de France en robe turque. Portrait typique du genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Orientalism — Orientalist, n. /awr ee en tl iz euhm, ohr /, n. (often l.c.) 1. a peculiarity or idiosyncrasy of the Oriental peoples. 2. the character or characteristics of the Oriental peoples. 3. the knowledge and study of Oriental languages, literature, etc …   Universalium

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