kanji

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noun, often attributive kan·ji \ˈkän-(ˌ)jē\

Definition of kanji

plural

kanji

  1. :  a Japanese system of writing that utilizes characters borrowed or adapted from Chinese writing; also :  a single character in the kanji system — compare kana

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Origin and Etymology of kanji

Japanese


First Known Use: 1920


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