yuan

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noun yu·an \ˈyü-ən, yü-ˈän\

Definition of yuan

plural

yuan

  1. 1 the basic monetary unit of China — 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) long in southeast central China flowing from Guizhou northeast to northeastern Hunan

  2. 2 — see red 4


YUAN Defined for English Language Learners

yuan

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noun yu·an \ˈyü-ən, yü-ˈän\

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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