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ChineseEdit

 
consume; news; subside; to disappear; to vanish
 
remove; do away with; wipe out; divide; except
simp. and trad.
(消除)

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

消除

  1. to remove; to clear; to eliminate; to dispel
    消除愚昧  ―  xiāochú yúmèi  ―  to eliminate ignorance

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 3
じょ
Grade: 6
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Middle Chinese compound 消除 (/siɛu ɖɨʌ/, literally to vanish” + “to remove). Compare modern Mandarin reading xiāochú, Min Nan siau-tû.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

消除 (hiragana しょうじょ, rōmaji shōjo, historical hiragana せうぢょ)

  1. vanishing, disappearance, removal, erasure

VerbEdit

消除する (transitive and intransitive, hiragana しょうじょ, rōmaji shōjo, historical hiragana せうぢょ)

  1. (intransitive) to vanish, to disappear
  2. (transitive) to make something vanish or disappear, to remove, to erase

Usage notesEdit

This term is seldom used in modern Japanese, and is not included in some dictionaries.[2]

The more common terms are  () ()せる (kieuseru) for the transitive verb, or  (じょ) (きょ) (jokyo) for either the noun or verb.

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0