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[よう()]
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noun

English Meaning(s) for 要

noun
  1. cornerstone; main point; keystone
  2. requirement; need
  3. necessary; required

Definition and Synonyms for 要

Pivot axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
Synonyms: ピボット, 中子, 中心, 中枢, 中軸, 心棒, 枢軸, ,
Heart And Soul the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Synonyms: えきす, ポイント, エッセンス, 中枢, 中核, 主意, 主旨, 基幹, , 心臓, 心臓部, 本質, 枢要, 枢軸, , 核心, 眼目, 神髄, , , 要点, 要義, 要領, 骨子, 骨髄
Necessity the condition of being essential or indispensable
Synonyms: 不可欠, 必然, 必要, 必須, , , 須要

Meanings for each kanji in 要

need; main point; essence; pivot; key to Kanji Details »

Categories 要 is a member of

Axis the center around which something rotates
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Mental Object the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
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Demand a condition requiring relief
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 要

Sample Sentences for 要

It's so obvious we don't need proof.
Tom told Mary to go next door and see if the neighbors needed any help.
The result of this experiment leads to our presumption that element T determines the entire structure.
Truth needs not many words.
Do you care how much it costs?

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