Definition of Taiwan

1. Noun. A government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong.

Exact synonyms: China, Nationalist China, Republic Of China
Terms within: Capital Of Taiwan, Taipeh, Taipei, Taichung
Generic synonyms: Island
Group relationships: South China Sea
Member holonyms: Chinese, Taiwanese



2. Noun. An island in southeastern Asia 100 miles off the coast of mainland China in the South China Sea.
Exact synonyms: Formosa
Generic synonyms: Island
Group relationships: South China Sea
Derivative terms: Formosan

Definition of Taiwan

1. Proper noun. Common name for a country in East Asia. Official name: Republic of China, Its ''de facto'' capital is Taipei. ¹

2. Proper noun. An island off the coast of mainland China, also known as Formosa since 16th century. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Taiwan Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Taiwan

Tai Yuan
Taibei
Taichung
Taif
Tail End Charlie
Tail End Charlies
Tailtiu
Taimyr
Taimyr Peninsula
Tainan
Taino
Taipeh
Taipei
Taishanese
Tait's law
Taiwan (current term)
Taiwan Strait
Taiwan dollar
Taiwanese
Taiwanese Sign Language
Taiyuan
Taizhong
Taizhou
Taj Mahal
Tajik
Tajik Persian
Tajik SSR
Tajiki
Tajiki-Persian
Tajiki Arabic

Literary usage of Taiwan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Opposition and Dissent in Contemporary China by Peter R. Moody (1977)
"Notes on Opposition on Taiwan The government in Taipei claims Taiwan is an integral part of China, and the government in Peking agrees. ..."

2. The Chinese at the Negotiating Table: Style & Characteristics by Alfred D. Wilhelm (1994)
"Taiwan Strait, 1954-55 The shelling of Quemoy on the third of September refocused the world's attention on an old problem that had been reemerging over the ..."

3. The Chinese at the Negotiating Table: Style & Characteristics by Alfred D. Wilhelm (1994)
"Taiwan Strait, 1954-55 The shelling of Quemoy on the third of September refocused the world's attention on an old problem that had been reemerging over the ..."

4. Rice in the Tropics: A Guide to the Development of National Programs by Robert Flint Chandler (1979)
"Yield of rice (paddy) in Taiwan, 1938 to 1975 (3-year moving average). (Source: Taiwan Provincial Food Bureau) Taiwan The average yield of rice (paddy ..."

5. Human Resources for Science and Technology: The Asian Region by Jean M. Johnson (1994)
"Taiwan Taiwan's GDP grew from 590 billion to 4 trillion New Taiwanese dollars ... Taiwan has been exporting far more than it imports since the early 1980s, ..."

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