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

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.

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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