See also: kyōto, kyōtō, Kyōto, and Kyôto

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From Japanese 京都 (kyōto, capital city), from Middle Chinese 京都 (kjæng-tu, capital (of a country)).

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  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkjoʊtoʊ/, /kiˈjoʊtoʊ/
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  1. A prefecture of Japan.
  2. The capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, and the country's former capital.
  3. (international law) The Kyoto Protocol.
    • 2013, Stewart Lockie, David A. Sonnenfeld, Dana R. Fisher, Routledge International Handbook of Social and Environmental Change, Routledge, →ISBN, page 112:
      The merits and limitations of Kyoto have been subject to great discussion. Some criticize the regime for being too top-down, wasteful and infective as a means of tacking climate change (Prins and Rayner 2007; Victor 2001).

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  1. Alternative spelling of Quioto

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:Kyoto.