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yu•an



Pronunciation: (yOO-än'; Chin. yyän), [key]
n.,
pl. -an.

1. Also called yuan' dol'lar. a copper coin of the Republic of China, equal to 100 cents; dollar.
2. a paper money, brass or cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of the People's Republic of China, equal to 10 jiao or 100 fen.

Yu•an



Pronunciation: (yOO-än'; Chin. yyän), [key]
n. (sometimes l.c.)
(in the Republic of China) a department of government; council.

Yü•an



Pronunciation: (yOO-än'; Chin. yyän), [key]
n.
1. the Mongol dynasty in China, 1260–1368, founded by Kublai Khan.
2. Yüen. Also, Pinyin,Yuan.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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