Definition of yuan
1 the basic monetary unit of China — see money table
2 : the dollar of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Recent Examples of yuan from the Web
Instead, the recent big moves look like warning shots across the bow of speculators considering heavy bets against the yuan, as capital outflows quietly re-emerge and the Federal Reserve strikes an unexpectedly hawkish tone.
Propping up the yuan has been a policy priority this year as Chinese authorities try to stem capital outflows and prevent financial shocks before an important leadership reshuffle in the ruling Communist Party in late 2017.
The engineers make some 400 yuan per month, which works out to something like $600 a year at the black market exchange rate.
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Origin and Etymology of yuan
Chinese (Beijing) yuán
First Known Use: 1917See Words from the same year
YUAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of yuan for English Language Learners
: the basic unit of money in China; also : a coin or bill worth one yuan
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