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 (sĕn′sā′, sĕn-sā′)
n. pl. sen·seis
1. A teacher or mentor, especially of a martial art.
2. Used as a form of address for such a person.

[Japanese, teacher, master, from Middle Chinese sianʂa⋮jŋ, elder, prior-born (term of respect) (also the source of Mandarin xiānsheng) : sian, first + ʂa⋮jŋ, to give birth, be born (ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *sriŋ, live, life; also the source of Burmese hrang, live, alive).]


n, pl sensei
(Judo & Karate) a Japanese title for a teacher, master, or professional; (in English) used esp for a martial arts teacher
[Japanese: teacher, leader]
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Summary: New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday called Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), Sun Xiansheng, and discussed ways to enhance energy cooperation.
Sun Xiansheng said that we are in an unpredictable market as the supply of non-conventional US oil shale continues to affect oil prices, noting that over the past 10 years, US oil production has had a major impact on the global supply.
*Share of gas in global energy mix will be no less than 25% by 2040, says Dr Sun Xiansheng
(17.) Since August 2016 the IEF secretary general is Sun Xiansheng.
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Correspondence should be addressed to Hanxue Hou; and Xiansheng Zhang;
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Sharing this sentiment was Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General, International Energy Forum, "The role of policy support is very important to ensure the demand for LNG in Asia."
The fact that she had given birth to three daughters receded into the background as she came to be identified with her writings and addressed respectfully by her readers as "Su Xiansheng" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] or Maestro Su.