断層

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
だん
Grade: 5
そう
Grade: 6
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 斷層 ‎(dwanX dzong, literally be cut in two + double; layer). Compare modern Mandarin 斷層断层 (duàncéng, “geologic fault”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

断層 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 斷層, hiragana だんそう, romaji dansō)

  1. (seismology, geology) fault
  2. (figuratively) gap
    世代間 (せだいかん)断層 (だんそう)
    sedai kan no dansō
    generation gap

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References[edit]

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