消除

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Chinese[edit]

 
consume; news; subside; to disappear; to vanish
 
remove; do away with; wipe out; divide; except
simp. and trad.
(消除)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

消除

  1. to remove; to clear; to eliminate; to dispel
    消除愚昧  ―  xiāochú yúmèi  ―  to eliminate ignorance

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょう
Grade: 3
じょ
Grade: 6
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Middle Chinese compound 消除 (/siɛu ɖɨʌ/, literally to vanish” + “to remove). Compare modern Mandarin reading xiāochú, Min Nan siau-tû.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

消除 (hiragana しょうじょ, rōmaji shōjo, historical hiragana せうぢょ)

  1. vanishing, disappearance, removal, erasure

Verb[edit]

消除する (transitive and intransitive, hiragana しょうじょ, rōmaji shōjo, historical hiragana せうぢょ)

  1. (intransitive) to vanish, to disappear
  2. (transitive) to make something vanish or disappear, to remove, to erase

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This term is seldom used in modern Japanese, and is not included in some dictionaries.[2]

The more common terms are  () ()せる (kieuseru) for the transitive verb, or  (じょ) (きょ) (jokyo) for either the noun or verb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13143-0