かたかな

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For pronunciation and definitions of かたかな – see the following entry.
片仮名
[noun] Katakana, a set of Japanese syllabary characters, secondary to hiragana, derived from portions of Chinese characters whose sounds approximate the Japanese sound being represented. Katakana is mostly used for transliteration from Western languages.
Alternative spelling
カタカナ
(This term, かたかな, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)