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Kanji Information Sheet for 定  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

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Bushu (Radical) Info: 宀 (うかんむり) – crown
Henshall Mnemonic: fix roof correctly
Levels: JLPT N3 | JLPT 2 (old) | Grade 3
Frequency: #48 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N4 Words

  •   [よてい]
    (n,vs) plans; arrangement; schedule; program; expectation; estimate   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N3 Words

  •   [あんてい]
    (adj-na,n,vs) stability; equilibrium   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんじょう]
    (n,vs) calculation; counting; consideration; reckoning; settlement of an account; allowance   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けってい]
    (n) decision; determination   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていき]
    (n) fixed term   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひてい]
    (n,vs) negation; denial; repudiation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [いってい]
    (adj-no,n,vs) fixed; settled; definite; uniform; regularized; defined; standardized; certain; prescribed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かてい]
    (n,vs) assumption; supposition; hypothesis   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうてい]
    (n) positive; affirmation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [してい]
    (n,vs) designation; specification; assignment; pointing at   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [すいてい]
    (n,vs) presumption; assumption; estimation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そくてい]
    (n,vs) measurement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だんてい]
    (n,vs) conclusion; decision   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていいん]
    (n) fixed number of regular personnel; capacity (of boat, hall, aeroplane, etc.)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていか]
    (n) established price   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていきけん]
    (n) commuter pass; season ticket   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょうぎ]
    (n) (measuring) ruler   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていきゅうび]
    (n) regular holiday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とくてい]
    (adj-na,n,vs) specific; special; particular   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [あんのじょう]
    (adv,exp,n) sure enough; as usual   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいてい]
    (n) reform   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かくてい]
    (n,vs) (1) decision; settlement; (2) (math) definition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きてい]
    (adj-no,n,vs) regulation; provisions   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きょうてい]
    (n) arrangement; pact; agreement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げんてい]
    (n,vs) limit; restriction   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [いしけってい]
    (n) decision-making   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんてい]
    (n) judgement; expert opinion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [きてい]
    (n) default; established   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ぎていしょ]
    (n) protocol   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けっていてき]
    (adj-na,n) definite; final; decisive; conclusive   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [けんてい]
    (n,vs) official certification; approval; inspection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こていしさん]
    fixed assets   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こていひ]
    (n) fixed cost   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうてい]
    (n) official (rate)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうていぶあい]
    (n) official discount (bank) rate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さてい]
    (n) assessment; investigation; audit; revision   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さいてい]
    (n) decision; ruling; award; arbitration   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さくてい]
    (n,vs) decision; settling on   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さんてい]
    (n,vs) calculation; estimation; computation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ざんてい]
    (n) tentative   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しんしきょうてい]
    gentlemen's agreement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せんてい]
    (n,vs) selection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そうてい]
    (n,vs) hypothesis; supposition; assumption   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • か   [さだか]
    (adj-na,n) definite; sure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていがく]
    (n) ration; fixed amount   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていかん]
    (n) articles of incorporation; company statute   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていきてき]
    (adj-na) periodic   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • 便   [ていきびん]
    (n) regular service   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていきよきん]
    fixed deposit   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていきゅう]
    (n) regular holiday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
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The sofware used to generate this kanji information uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group's license.

NOTE: I converted the sources just mentioned years ago and have never really updated so there may be some missing or incorrect information that has been addressed in the original sources but not here.

The first Stroke Order image used on this page is courtesy of Ulrich Apel's excellent open source KanjiVG project. The second image is from the folks at the excellent Jisho Japanese-English dictionary site and it too is based on KanjiVG.

Classifying the kanji and popular vocabulary by the new JLPT levels was done by consulting Jonathan Waller‘s JLPT Resources page, renshuu, Wictionary, and Nihongo Ichiban.

The Henshall Mnemonics are the copyright of Tuttle Publishing and are the result of the hard work by Professor Henshall. See the list I used here.

If you are curious about the lexicography shown in the word definitions, visit the WWWJDIC abbreviations and codes guide and the JMdict/Edict Lexicographical details page.