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japanese

JAPANE'SE, a. Pertaining to Japan or its inhabitants.

JAPANE'SE, n. A native of Japan; or the language of the inhabitants.




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JAPANE'SE, a. Pertaining to Japan or its inhabitants.

JAPANE'SE, n. A native of Japan; or the language of the inhabitants.


JAP-A-NESE', a.

Pertaining to Japan or its inhabitants.


JAP-A-NESE', n.

A native of Japan; or the language of the inhabitants.


Jap`a*nese"
  1. Of or pertaining to Japan, or its inhabitants.
  2. A native or inhabitant of Japan] collectively, the people of Japan.
  3. The language of the people of Japan.
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JAPANE'SE, adjective Pertaining to Japan or its inhabitants.

JAPANE'SE, noun A native of Japan; or the language of the inhabitants.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SIGNIFICA'TION, n. [L. significatio. See Signify.]

1. The act of making known, or of communicating ideas to another by signs or by words, by any thing that is understood, particularly by words. All speaking, or signification of one's mind, implies an act or address of one man to another.

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