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katakana

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌkɑtəˈkɑnə//
 
[uncountable] (from Japanese)
 
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a set of symbols used in Japanese writing, used especially to write foreign words or to represent noises compare hiragana
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: katakana