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[せん()·たん()]
sentan
noun

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[せん()·たん()]
sentan

English Meaning(s) for 先端

noun
  1. pointed end; tip; point; cusp (of a leaf, crescent moon, etc.); apex (of a curve)
  2. forefront; vanguard; spearhead; leading edge

Definition and Synonyms for 先端

Peak a V shape
Synonyms: こすみ, とんがり, 先端, 尖る, 尖頭, 穂先
Point sharp end
Synonyms: そば, さっき, , , 先端, , , , 穂先, , , ,
Gunpoint the gun muzzle's direction
Synonyms: 先端, 筒先
Point the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
Synonyms: 先端
Head the top of something
Synonyms: さっき, ヘッド, いただく, 上端, , , 先端, , 頂上, 頂点
Knife Edge the sharp cutting side of the blade of a knife
Synonyms: 先端
Forefront the position of greatest importance or advancement
Synonyms: 先端, 先頭, 最先端, 最前線, 第一線, 陣頭
Point a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
Synonyms: そば, さっき, , , 先端, 先頭, , , , 穂先, , , , ,
Terminal either extremity of something that has length
Synonyms: そば, さっき, , , 先っぽ, 先端, 外れ, 外れる, , 尻っぽ, 後端, 最後, , , , , 末つ方, 末梢, 末端, 棒先, 極端, , , , , , 端っこ, 端末
Tip the extreme end of something
Synonyms: さっき, , , 先っぽ, 先っちょ, 先端, 最先端
Forefront the leading position in any movement or field
Synonyms: 先端, 先頭, 最先端, 最前線, 第一線, 陣頭
Tip especially something pointed
Synonyms: さっき, , , 先っぽ, 先っちょ, 先端, 最先端

Meanings for each kanji in 先端

before; ahead; previous; future; precedence Kanji Details »
edge; origin; end; point; border; verge; cape Kanji Details »

Categories 先端 is a member of

Edge a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object
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Gun Muzzle the open circular discharging end of a gun
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Taper the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)
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View a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
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Mark a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
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Terminal either extremity of something that has length
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Extremity the outermost or farthest region or point
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Top the upper part of anything
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Convexity a shape that curves or bulges outward
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Sample Sentences for 先端

What you see above the water is just the tip of the iceberg.
Japanese cameras, cars, and hi-fi equipment are used widely abroad, and few modern industries can manage without advanced electronic equipment developed in Japan.
Only the tip of an iceberg shows above the water.
Six high-tech companies set up branch offices in that prefecture.
When investigating the pH (acidic, neutral, alkaline) of a liquid, don't soak the litmus paper completely in the liquid but just put the end of the paper in it.

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