See also: 份子

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ChineseEdit

 
to divide; minute; (a measure word); (a unit of leng
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
(分子)
 
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分子 (Written Standard Chinese?)
分子 (Cantonese)

EtymologyEdit

Wasei kango (和製漢語), borrowing from Japanese 分子 (ぶんし)(bunshi, molecule, numerator), semantically readapted from Chinese 分子 (“element”).

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

分子

  1. (chemistry) molecule
  2. (arithmetic) numerator

Derived termsEdit

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

分子

  1. member (of a class); element (of a group of people)

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

 
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Wikipedia ja
Kanji in this term
ぶん
Grade: 2

Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 分子(pjun tsiX)

NounEdit

分子 ‎(hiragana ぶんし, romaji bunshi)

  1. element (of a group)
  2. (arithmetic) numerator (of a fraction)
  3. (chemistry) molecule

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

分子 ‎(bunja) ‎(hangeul 분자)

  1. Hanja form? of 분자, “molecule; element; numerator”.

VietnameseEdit

Hán tự in this word

NounEdit

分子

  1. Hán tự form of phân tử, “molecule
  2. Hán tự form of phần tử, “element