欠点

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See also: 缺點 and 缺点

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
けつ > けっ
Grade: 4
てん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Appears to be originally from Middle Chinese compound 缺点 (khwet temX, deficient point). The Chinese characters and are synonymous, and the former apparently replaced the latter in Japanese spellings of this term. The character is not used in modern Japanese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

欠点 (hiragana けってん, romaji ketten)

  1. something that detracts from perfection: a fault, a flaw, a defect
  2. a disadvantage, a drawback
  3. a failing grade

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9