/jap'euh neez", -nees"/, adj., n., pl. Japanese.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Japan, its people, or their language.
2. a native or inhabitant of Japan.
3. a person of Japanese ancestry.
4. the language of Japan. Abbr.: Japn., Japn
[1580-90; JAPAN + -ESE]

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(as used in expressions)
Anglo Japanese Alliance
Japanese crab
Malayan People's Anti Japanese Army
Russo Japanese War
Sino Japanese War

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