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 (chō′sĕn′) also Cho·sun (-sŭn′)
A name used for Korea since the second millennium bc.


Past participle of choose.
1. Selected from or preferred above others: the chosen few.
2. Having been selected by God; elect.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
The elect considered as a group. Often used with the.
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the past participle of choose
selected or picked out, esp for some special quality


(Placename) the official name for Korea when it was a Japanese province (1910–45)
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(ˈtʃoʊ zən)

1. pp. of choose.
2. selected from several; preferred: my chosen profession.
4. the chosen, elect (def. 9).
cho′sen•ness, n.



Japanese name of Korea.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chosen - one who is the object of choice; who is given preference; "she was Mama's chosen"
darling, dearie, deary, ducky, favorite, favourite, pet - a special loved one
2.Chosen - the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910-1945)
3.chosen - an exclusive group of peoplechosen - an exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have power inside the government"
elite, elite group - a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
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Singled out in preference:
One that is selected:
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được lựa chọn


A. PP of choose
B. ADJpreferido, predilecto
the chosen fewla minoría privilegiada
the Chosen (People)el pueblo elegido
their chosen representativeel representante que han elegido
C. N one of the chosenuno de los elegidos
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[ˈtʃəʊzən] pp of choosechosen few n
the chosen few (= elite) → les (quelques) élus mpl
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ptp of choose
adj the chosen peopledas auserwählte Volk; the chosen fewdie wenigen Auserwählten
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1. pp of choose
2. adj the chosen (people)gli eletti
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مُخْتار vybraný valgt ausgewählt επιλεγμένος elegido valittu choisi odabran scelto 選ばれた 선발된 gekozen utvalgt wybrany escolhido избранный vald ที่เลือกแล้ว seçilmiş được lựa chọn 精选的
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'I painted four pieces that were displayed as folding screens for the character of the Chosun dynasty king, while one piece served as a floral folding screen for the queen.'
His thesis had sent for external supervision to Prof Dr Kyong Su Kim from Chosun University of South Korea and Prof Dr Hesham El-Seedi from Uppsala University Sweden.
South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported on Friday that Kim Yong-chol, Kim Jong-un's right-hand man and the counterpart to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before the failed Hanoi summit, had been sent to a labour and re-education camp in Jagang Province near the Chinese border.
The matter pertains to a report published in South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo on Friday that North Korea's special envoy to the US, Kim Hyok-chol, was executed by Pyongyang in March on charges of "being recruited by US imperialists and betraying the supreme leader."
Responding to the report from the conservative Chosun Ilbo, Cheong Wa Dae said it could not confirm whether it was true.
Reporting the news, South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo said Hyok Chol had been a counterpart to U.S.
Love in the Moonlight is a romantic comedy set in the royal palace of the 19th Century Chosun Dynasty.
The woman researcher from Chosun University in Gwangju traveled to Taiwan with a male and a female colleague to attend a seminar last August 29-31, the Apple Daily reported.
Security Council in an undisclosed briefing on Friday in New York, Chosun Ilbo reported.
South Korea's Chosun Ilbo reported on Monday that the chances of Singapore hosting the meeting had "increased greatly."
This study was approved by the Chosun University Institutional Review Board.