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Meaning of Japanese

Jap•a•nese

Pronunciation: ( jap"u-nēz', -nēs'), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -nese.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Japan, its people, or their language.
—n.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Japan.
  2. a person of Japanese ancestry.
  3. the language of Japan. Abbr.: Japn., Japn
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