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Definition of yen noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(pl. yen) [countable] the unit of money in Japan
  2. 2the yen [singular] (finance) the value of the yen compared with the value of the money of other countries
  3. 3[countable, usually singular] yen (for something/to do something) a strong desire synonym longing I've always had a yen to travel around the world.
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