katakana

noun ka·ta·ka·na \ ˌkä-tə-ˈkä-nə \
Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of katakana

: the form of Japanese syllabic writing used especially for scientific terms, official documents, and words adopted from other languages — compare hiragana

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Origin and Etymology of katakana

Japanese, from kata part + kana kana


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