Definition of Sino- combining form from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Sino-

 combining form
combining form
BrE BrE//ˈsaɪnəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪnoʊ//
 
 
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(in nouns and adjectives) Chinese Sino-Japanese relations Word Originfrom late Latin Sinae from Greek sinai ‘the Chinese’, from Arabic ṣīn, denoting the Chinese empire.
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