from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central Honshu, Japan, north-northwest of Nagoyo. A major textile center since the tenth century, it was rebuilt after a disastrous earthquake in June 1948. Population: 269,000.
  • Fukui, Kenichi 1918-1998. Japanese chemist. He shared a 1981 Nobel Prize for applying quantum-mechanics theories to the analysis of chemical reactions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Fukui Prefecture of Central Japan
  • proper n. a city in Fukui Prefecture
  • proper n. A surname.


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