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  1. (n) a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
  2. (n) a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
  3. (n) lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer
  4. (n) lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient
  5. (v) coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan

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/ə ˌnæ krə ˈnɪ stɪk /