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n. pl. renminbi
1. The currency system of China.
2. The yuan.

[Mandarin rénmíbì : rénmín, the people, general public (Mandarin rén, person from Middle Chinese rin + Mandarin mīn, people, from Middle Chinese mjin) + , currency (from Middle Chinese pɦjiaj`).]
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(ˌrɛnˌmɪnˈbiː) or

renminbi yuan

n, pl renminbi
(Currencies) another name for the Chinese yuan
[Chinese renmin people + bi currency]
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the currency of the People's Republic of China, the basic unit of which is the yuan.
[1955–60; < Chinese rénmínbi=rénmín people + currency]
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