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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

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

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [してい]
    (n,vs) designation; specification; assignment; pointing at   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とくてい]
    (adj-na,n,vs) specific; special; particular   [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]
  •   [だんてい]
    (n,vs) conclusion; decision   [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]
  •   [すいてい]
    (n,vs) presumption; assumption; estimation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いってい]
    (adj-no,n,vs) fixed; settled; definite; uniform; regularized; defined; standardized; certain; prescribed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [そくてい]
    (n,vs) measurement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かてい]
    (n,vs) assumption; supposition; hypothesis   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうてい]
    (n) positive; affirmation   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [こてい]
    (n,vs) fixation; fixing (e.g. salary, capital)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みてい]
    (adj-na,n) not yet fixed; undecided; pending   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • まる   [さだまる]
    (v5r) to become settled; to be fixed   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [せいてい]
    (n,vs) enactment; establishment; creation   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • める   [さだめる]
    (v1) to decide; to establish; to determine   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [はんてい]
    (n,vs) judgement; decision; award; verdict   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [そうてい]
    (n,vs) hypothesis; supposition; assumption   [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]
  •   [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]
  •   [せんてい]
    (n,vs) selection   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • か   [さだか]
    (adj-na,n) definite; sure   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [さくてい]
    (n,vs) decision; settling on   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [いしけってい]
    (n) decision-making   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かんてい]
    (n) judgement; expert opinion   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていがく]
    (n) ration; fixed amount   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふじょう]
    (adj-na,n) uncertainty; insecurity; inconstancy; indefinite; undecided   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていかん]
    (n) articles of incorporation; company statute   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほうてい]
    (n) legal; designated by law   [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]
  •   [さてい]
    (n) assessment; investigation; audit; revision   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [にんてい]
    (n,vs) authorization; acknowledgment; certification; recognition   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていきゅう]
    (n) regular holiday   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうてい]
    (n) official (rate)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ないてい]
    (n) unofficial offer; tentative decision   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていけい]
    (n) fixed form; regular shape; stereotyped   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ていけい]
    (n) fixed form; regular shape; stereotyped   [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.