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Definitions for yuan
yuˈɑn; Chin. yüɑnyuan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yuan, kwainoun

    the basic unit of money in China

  2. Yuan, Yuan dynasty, Mongol dynastynoun

    the imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368


  1. yuannoun

    The basic unit of money in China.

  2. Yuannoun

    The imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368.

  3. Etymology: From 元.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. YUAN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Yuan is ranked #4129 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Yuan surname appeared 8,588 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Yuan.

    96.4% or 8,281 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.6% or 139 total occurrences were White.
    1.2% or 110 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 36 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yuan in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yuan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of yuan in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Chiu:

    Therefore, as the two sides get close to settling such a trade agreement, the pace of the current rally in the yuan will slow down.

  2. Kalpana Kochhar:

    What Chinese authorities are doing is what the IMF has recommended for a long time, which is to allow markets to determine the exchange rate, one benefit is that loosening the (yuan's) link to the dollar gives Chinese authorities some independence to conduct their own monetary policy.

  3. Qi Yifeng:

    Yuan devaluation suddenly became a concern for stock investors earlier this week, but now this issue is fading out of their radar, some bold investors are going back into the market, chasing hot concepts, but I don't think they would hold the shares for a long time.

  4. Li Haitao:

    Compared with their peers, yuan-denominated assets are a preferable choice.

  5. Yoshinori Shigemi:

    While the market was left with uncertainty on how far the yuan will fall, the Chinese central bank's action (the stronger fix on Friday) was taken as a signal that it does not intend to keep allowing the yuan to fall.

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