See also: 化学

Chinese

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to make into; to change into; ‑ization
to make into; to change into; ‑ization; to ... ‑ize; to transform
 
learn; study; science
learn; study; science; ‑ology
 
trad. (化學)
simp. (化学)
Literally: “study of change/transformations”.
 
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Etymology

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Apparently first attested in a diary entry of Wang Tao on 31 March, 1855. The term was subsequently popularized by 六合叢談 (The Shanghae Serial) [1857].

Pronunciation

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Noun

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化學

  1. chemistry
    化學化学  ―  huàxué  ―  chemistry class
    化學農藥化学农药  ―  huàxué nóngyào  ―  chemical pesticide
    化學添加劑化学添加剂  ―  huàxué tiānjiājì  ―  chemical additive
    化學去勢化学去势  ―  huàxué qùshì  ―  chemical castration
  2. celluloid

Synonyms

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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Sino-Xenic (化學):

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Adjective

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化學

  1. chemical
    化學成分化学成分  ―  huàxué chéngfēn  ―  chemical ingredients
  2. (Liuzhou Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka) fragile; brittle; unreliable; cheaply made; frail
    水樽化學 [Cantonese, trad.]
    水樽化学 [Cantonese, simp.]
    go3 seoi2 zeon1 gam3 faa3 hok6 gaa3, jung6 loeng5 je5 zau6 baau3 zo2 wo4! [Jyutping]
    The water bottle is so brittle; it broke after using it just a few times!

Japanese

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Kanji in this term
ば(け)
Grade: 3
がく
Hyōgai
kun'yomi kan'on
Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
がく
Hyōgai
kan'on on'yomi
For pronunciation and definitions of 化學 – see the following entry.
化学かがく
[noun] [from 1860] chemistry (branch of natural science)
化学ばけがく
[noun] [from 1967] chemistry (branch of natural science)
(This term, 化學, is the kyūjitai of the above term.)

Korean

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Hanja in this term

Noun

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化學 (hwahak) (hangeul 화학)

  1. Hanja form? of 화학 (chemistry).

Vietnamese

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chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun

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化學

  1. chữ Hán form of hóa học (chemistry).