Eurocentric
adjective Date: 1963 centered on Europe or the Europeans; especially reflecting a tendency to interpret the world in terms of western and especially European or Anglo-American values and experiences • Eurocentrism nounEurocentrist noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Eurocentric — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ implicitly regarding European culture as pre eminent. DERIVATIVES Eurocentrism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Eurocentric — [yoor΄ō sen′trik] adj. centering on Europe or emphasizing the values, history, perspective, etc. of the European tradition, sometimes so as to exclude other cultural groups within a society Eurocentrism n …   English World dictionary

  • Eurocentric — [[t]jʊ͟əroʊse̱ntrɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe something as Eurocentric, you disapprove of it because it focuses on Europe and the needs of European people, often with the result that people in other parts of the world suffer… …   English dictionary

  • Eurocentric — Eurocentrism, n. /yoor euh sen trik, yerr /, adj. 1. centered on Europe and Europeans. 2. considering Europe and Europeans as focal to world culture, history, economics, etc. [1960 65; EURO + CENTRIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Eurocentric — adjective focussed on Europe or the people and culture of Europe See Also: Eurocentrism …   Wiktionary

  • Eurocentric — Eu|ro|cen|tric [ ,jurou sentrık ] adjective showing the belief that Europe is the most important part of the world, or that the rest of the world is the same as Europe …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Eurocentric — adj. focussed on Europe and the Europeans and their culture …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Eurocentric — adjective implicitly regarding European culture as pre eminent. Derivatives Eurocentricity noun Eurocentrism noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • eurocentric — eu·ro·centric …   English syllables

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