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yuan

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noun yu·an \ˈyü-ən, yü-ˈän\

Simple Definition of yuan

  • : the basic unit of money in China; also : a coin or bill worth one yuan

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of yuan

plural

yuan

  1. 1 — see money table

  2. 2 :  the dollar of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Origin and Etymology of yuan

Chinese (Beijing) yuán


First Known Use: 1917


Yuan

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geographical name Yu·an \ˈywen, ˈywän\

Definition of Yuan

  1. 1 river 500 miles (805 kilometers) SE cen China flowing from Guizhou NE to NE Hunan

  2. 2 — see red 4




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