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Zhouor Chou or Chow (jō)
A Chinese dynasty (traditionally dated 1122-221 bc) characterized by great intellectual achievements, including the rise of Confucianism and Taoism and the writing of the oldest known Chinese literature.
[Mandarin Zhōu, from Middle Chinese tʂiw.]
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(Historical Terms) the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Chou
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a dynasty in China, 1122?–256? b.c., marked by the emergence of Confucianism and Taoism.
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|Noun||1.||Zhou - the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism|
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
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