- Also called yuan dollar. a copper coin of the Republic of China, equal to 100 cents; dollar.
- a paper money, brass or cupronickel coin, and monetary unit of the People's Republic of China, equal to 10 jiao or 100 fen.
Origin of yuan
- (in the Republic of China) a department of government; council.
- the Mongol dynasty in China, 1260–1368, founded by Kublai Khan.
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Contemporary Examples of yuan
They make a monthly salary of between 1,000 and 3,000 Yuan, or $160 to $480, along with free room and board.China Has a Dwarf Amusement Park
June 5, 2014
To Yuan, the most surprising top brand is Marlboro, which checks in at No. 9.
One of the big shifts that Yuan notes is the rise and dominance of technology.
“We have one of the most competitive markets in the world,” said Yuan.
He can do this up to five times a day, and is paid in Renmenbi, or yuan, the Chinese currency.Inside China's Underground Black Market Banks
February 26, 2014
Historical Examples of yuan
As to the other of the two scholars, Yuan Dschau, he was not so fortunate.The Chinese Fairy Book
We have described his reception of the traveller Yuan Chwang.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
It seemed to be the beginning of the end, for Yuan had lost his nerve.Camps and Trails in China
Roy Chapman Andrews and Yvette Borup Andrews
This was Yuan Ki's way of making the teacher "keep his distance."
He was always kind to Yuan Ki, even as he was to the others.
- the standard monetary unit of China, divided into 10 jiao and 100 fenAlso called: renminbi, renminbi yuan
Word Origin for yuan
- the imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368
- of or relating to the Chinese porcelain produced during the Yüan dynasty, characterized by the appearance of under-glaze blue-and-white ware
- a river in SE central China, rising in central Guizhou province and flowing northeast to Lake Tungting. Length: about 800 km (500 miles)
Chinese unit of currency introduced 1914, from Chinese yuan "round, round object, circle."