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- A combining form relating to (the People's Republic of) China or the Chinese.
- A combining form relating to Chinese-made goods or business of making them.
From Late Latin Sinae ("the Chinese"), from Arabic الصين (aʂ-ʂīn, "China, the Chinese"), from Sanskrit चीन (cina, "China"), from Mandarin 秦 (qín) in 秦朝 (qín cháo, "Chin Dynasty"). (Wiktionary)