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[chahng-choo n]
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  1. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a city in and the capital of Jilin province, in NE China: former capital of Manchuria.
Formerly Hsinking.


or Chi·lin, Ki·rin

noun Pinyin.
  1. a province in NE China, N of the Yalu River. 72,201 sq. mi. (187,001 sq. km). Capital: Changchun.
  2. a port city in this province, on the Songhua River: a former provincial capital.
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  • The great money crop is the soy bean, and the lower picture shows miles of beans and bean-cake awaiting shipment at Changchun.

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British Dictionary definitions for changchun


Ch'ang Ch'un

  1. a city in NE China, capital of Jilin province: as Hsinking, capital of the Japanese state of Manchukuo (1932–45). Pop: 3 092 000 (2005 est)



  1. a province of NE China, in central Manchuria. Capital: Changchun. Pop: 27 040 000 (2003 est). Area: 187 000 sq km (72 930 sq miles)
  2. Also called: Chi-lin (ˈtʃiːˈlɪn) a river port in NE China, in N central Jilin province on the Songhua River. Pop: 1 496 000 (2005 est)
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