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1) kana. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. kana or kaˇnas1. Japanese syllabic writing. The characters are simplified kanji and are usually used with kanji primarily to write inflections,...

2) katakana. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A relatively angular kana used for writing foreign words or official documents, such as telegrams. Japanese : kata, one + kana, kana; see kana....

3) hiragana. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A cursive kana used for polite, informal, or casual writing. Japanese : hira, ordinary, plain + kana, kana; see kana....

4) Kanaoka. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Kanaoka, (kana´oka) (KEY) , fl. 2d half of 9th cent., Japanese landscape and figure painter, founder of the Kose school of painting. None of his works survives, but...

5) Kanagawa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Kanagawa, (kana´gawa) (KEY) , prefecture (1990 pop. 7,980,421), E central Honshu, Japan. Yokohama is the capital. Other important cities include Kawasaki, Yokosuka,...

6) Kanaris, Constantine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Kanaris, Constantine, (kana´ris) (KEY) , 1790-1877, Greek patriot, admiral, and politician. He distinguished himself in the Greek War of Independence, notably at...

7) Canaris, Wilhelm. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Canaris, Wilhelm, (vil´helm kana´ris) (KEY) , 1887-1945, German admiral. He occupied various positions in the German navy during and after World War I. In 1935 he...

8) kanamycin. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...broad-spectrum antibiotic, C18H36O11N4, obtained from the soil bacterium Streptomyces kanamyceticus. New Latin kanamyc(ticus), specific epithet of a species of actinomycete...

9) Japanese. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...ancestry. 2. The language of the Japanese, possibly related to the Altaic family, written in kana and Chinese characters....

10) alphabet. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...a syllabary when one character represents a syllable rather than a phoneme; such is the kana, used in Japanese to supplement the originally Chinese characters normally...

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