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1. (Historical Terms) Japanese history the reign of Emperor Mutsuhito (1867–1912), during which Japan began a rapid process of Westernization, industrialization, and expansion in foreign affairs
2. (Biography) the throne name of Mutsuhito (ˌmuːtsʊˈhiːtəʊ). 1852–1912, emperor of Japan (1867–1912)
[Japanese, from Chinese ming enlightened + dji government]
the reign of Emperor Mutsuhito of Japan.
[1870–75; < Japanese meiji, earlier meidi enlightened peace]