What does Chinese mean?

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Proper noun
  1. Any of several Sinitic languages spoken in China, especially Literary Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Wu, or Min Nan.
  2. The class of Sino-Tibetan dialects including Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, Min Nan and others.
  3. The logographic writing system shared by this language family.
  4. Mandarin: the official language of the People's Republic of China
  1. (uncountable) The people of China.
  2. (uncountable) All people of Chinese descent or self-identity
  3. (countable) A person from China or of Chinese descent.
  4. Chinese food or meal.
    1. (Britain, countable, informal) A Chinese meal.
    2. (Canada) Chinese food.
  1. Of China, its languages or people
  2. Exotic; unfamiliar; unexpected; used in phrases such as Chinese whispers, Chinese handcuffs, and Chinese checkers.
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