Open main menu

Wiktionary β

Contents

ChineseEdit

not; no reversible
simp. and trad.
(不可逆)
可逆

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

不可逆

  1. irreversible

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4

Grade: 5
ぎゃく
Grade: 5
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of (fu, un-, in-, not) +‎ 可逆 (kagyaku, reversibility).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

不可逆 (hiragana ふかぎゃく, rōmaji fukagyaku)

  1. irreversibility
  2. (information theory) lossiness

Usage notesEdit

In compounds, this term is often treated like an adjective:

 () () (ぎゃく) (はん) (のう)
fukagyaku hannō
an irreversible (chemical) reaction
 () () (ぎゃく) (あっ) (しゅく)
fukagyaku asshuku
lossy compression

However, for use as a standalone adjective, the full adjective form of  () () (ぎゃく) (てき) (fukagyakuteki) is generally required.

AntonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan