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Meaning of Heian

Hei•an

Pronunciation: (hā'än'), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the period in Japan, a.d. 794–1185, characterized by the modification and naturalization of ideas and institutions that were earlier introduced from China.
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