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[yang-see, -tsee; Chinese yahng-tse]
  1. Older Spelling. Chang Jiang.
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Also called Yangtze Kiang [kyahng] /kyɑŋ/.
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Historical Examples of yangtze

  • The nine Yangtze viceroys are strongly opposed to the association.

    With the Allies to Pekin

    George Alfred Henty

  • This part of the channel of the Yangtze River is most irregular and changeable.

  • This is also the only feasible way of regulating the estuary of the Yangtze.

  • So, to regulate it, a similar work as that for the Yangtze should be applied.

  • For it is the gateway between the Hoangho and Yangtze valleys.

British Dictionary definitions for yangtze


  1. the longest river in China, rising in SE Qinghai province and flowing east to the East China Sea near Shanghai: a major commercial waterway in one of the most densely populated areas of the world. The Three Gorges dam near Yichang, the world's biggest hydroelectric and flood-control project, was begun in 1994 and the dam was completed in 2003, with filling taking several years thereafter. Length: 5528 km (3434 miles)Also: Yangtze Kiang, Chang Jiang, Chang
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