遠因

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
えん
Grade: 2
いん
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

遠因 (hiragana えんいん, romaji en'in)

  1. indirect cause, distant cause, remote cause
    その事件 (じけん)戦争 (せんそう) () ()こす遠因 (えんいん)となった。
    sono jiken wa sensō o hikiokosu en'in to natta.
    The incident turned out to be a distant cause of the war.
  2. underlying cause