Far East


noun

the countries of E Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, and sometimes adjacent areas.

Origin of Far East

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Related formsFar Eastern, adjective

Can be confusedFar East Middle East Near East

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British Dictionary definitions for far east

Far East

noun

the Far East the countries of E Asia, usually including China, Japan, North and South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines: sometimes extended to include all territories east of Afghanistan
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Culture definitions for far east

Far East

Popular expression for the east Asian nations of China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan.

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