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ethnocentrism

Pronunciation: eth'no-sen'trizm

Definition: The tendency to evaluate other groups according to the values and standards of one's own ethnic group, especially with the conviction that one's own ethnic group is superior to the other groups.

[G. ethnos, race, tribe, + kentron, center of a circle]

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