There are 2 definitions of yuan in English:


Syllabification: yu·an
Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞oˈän

noun (plural same)

The basic monetary unit of China, equal to 10 jiao or 100 fen.
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  • Today, they are still sending production to China as the yuan and the dollar weaken.
  • These pressures are also raising the cost of keeping the yuan pegged to the dollar.
  • Maybe China will allow the yuan to float by 2008 if it is able to complete its financial reforms in time.


Chinese, literally 'round'; compare with yen1.

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There are 2 definitions of yuan in English:


Syllabification: Yu·an
Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈän
A dynasty that ruled China ad 1259–1368, established by the Mongols under Kublai Khan. It preceded the Ming dynasty.

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