Definition of oracle bones in English:

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oracle bones

plural noun

Bones used in ancient China for divination.
Example sentences
  • The main principles for composing Chinese characters had already been established in inscriptions on oracle bones and shells.
  • In Figure 2, there are four fragments of oracle bones.
  • In timespan they range from 3000-year-old Chinese oracle bones, to a Korean electronic book produced in 2001.
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