分子

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See also: 份子

Chinese[edit]

 
to divide; minute; (a measure word); (a unit of leng
 
child; son; (noun suff.); small thing; midnight; 11 p.m.-1 a.m.; seed; egg; 1st earthly branch
simp. and trad.
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Etymology[edit]

Wasei kango (和製漢語), borrowing from Japanese 分子 (ぶんし) (bunshi, molecule, numerator), semantically readapted from Chinese 分子 (“element”).

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Noun[edit]

分子

  1. (chemistry) molecule
  2. (arithmetic) numerator

Derived terms[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Noun[edit]

分子

  1. member (of a class); element (of a group of people)

Usage notes[edit]

It generally carries a pejorative tone when it is used as a suffix.

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
ぶん
Grade: 2

Grade: 1
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 分子 (pjun tsiX)

Noun[edit]

分子 (hiragana ぶんし, rōmaji bunshi)

  1. element (of a group)
  2. (arithmetic) numerator (of a fraction)
  3. (chemistry) molecule

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

分子 (bunja) (hangeul 분자)

  1. Hanja form? of 분자, “molecule; element; numerator”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

分子

  1. Hán tự form of phân tử, “molecule
  2. Hán tự form of phần tử, “element