Chinese character

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Chinese character

n.
1. Any of the set of symbols used to write Chinese, each of which represents a single, usually monosyllabic word or morpheme.
2. Any of these symbols used to write the words, morphemes, or sounds of other languages, as one of the kanji of Japanese.
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Translations
caractère chinois
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The Chinese hanzi depends on motor memory for writing (Nakamura et al., 2012).
While the Japanese kanji, Chinese hanzi and Korean hanja characters share historical derivation, the typefaces have typically been individually created to support each language, with separate sets for traditional and simplified Chinese.
Essentially Chinese hanzi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] used to write Japanese, kanji have gone through some significant Japanese local developments.

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