Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: orientalism
  1. The quality, customs or mannerisms characteristic of Asian civilizations
    "orientalisms can be found in Mozart's operas"
Noun: Orientalism  ,o-ree'en-tu,li-zum
  1. The scholarly knowledge of Asian cultures and languages and people
    - Oriental Studies

Derived forms: orientalisms

Type of: arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, quality

Encyclopedia: Orientalism