keiretsu

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 系列 (けいれつ keiretsu), from Middle Chinese (ɣèj "attached") + (ljet "set", "row") (compare Mandarin xìliè 系列 "series", "set").

Noun[edit]

keiretsu (plural keiretsus or keiretsu)

  1. A set of Japanese companies with interlocking business relationships and shareholdings.