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yen

noun uk   /jen/ (plural yen) us  

yen noun (MONEY)

[C] (symbol ¥) the standard unit of money used in Japan: She earns 400,000 yen a month as an English teacher in Tokyo. the yen [S] the value of the yen, used in comparing the values of different types of money from around the world: The yen fell/rose against (= was worth less/more compared to) the dollar today.

yen noun (WISH)

[C usually singular] informal a strong feeling of wanting or wishing for something: I have a yen for travelling.
(Definition of yen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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