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Wu(wo͞o), Chien-Shiung 1912-1997.
Chinese-born American physicist who showed experimentally that parity is not conserved in beta decay, thus demonstrating that the principle of parity conservation does not hold for weak interactions.
(Biography) Harry, real name Wu Hongda. born 1937, Chinese dissident and human-rights campaigner, a US citizen from 1994: held in labour camps (1960–79); exiled to the US in 1985 but returned secretly to document forced labour in Chinese prisons
(Languages) a group of dialects of Chinese spoken around the Yangtze delta
a group of Chinese dialects spoken principally in Jiangsu S of the Yangtse, Zhejiang, and parts of NE Jiangxi.
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|Noun||1.||Wu - a dialect of Chinese spoken in the Yangtze delta|
Chinese - any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system