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

  • A Chinese dynasty (221-206 B.C.) that established the first centralized imperial government in China. Much of the Great Wall of China was built during the rule of this dynasty.

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  • proper n. The first imperial dynasty of China, lasting from 221 to 207 BC.

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  • n. the Chinese dynasty (from 246 BC to 206 BC) that established the first centralized imperial government and built much of the Great Wall


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

Chinese (Mandarin) Qín, after Qín, alternate name for Shanxi Province.


  • "It says Qin Qin may have died from pulmonary edema, adding medical experts will conduct a post-mortem to determine the exact cause of death."

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  • The 17-year-old male panda, Qin Qin, appeared normal on Tuesday, playing and eating congee and fruit, but was found dead at 5am (local time) on Wednesday, the report says.

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  • While that outcome would be painful, it could work if the countries still remained in the European Union, added the commentary, whose author was identified as Qin Hong, an expert on international studies.

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  • When my mother was born, he gave her the name Bao Qin, which means “Precious Zither.”

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  • An employee for the China Toy Association, who only gave her surname Qin, said the group hadn't received complaints from "toy-quality inspection departments of other countries."

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  • One of these states known as Qin finally rose above them all and once it became victorious it unified all of China under one rule for the first time in history. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • The use of spoken English instead of Chinese with subtitles deprives the dialogue of authenticity as does the rendering of Chinese script in the outmoded Wade-Giles System of Romanization in which "Qin" is spelled "Chin" leading the narrator to the false conclusion that it is the root of the word "China."

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  • Qinqiang is known as the 'First Emperor's Opera,' indicating that it was popular during the reign of Qinshihuang, the first emperor of united China in the Qin Dynasty.

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  • Qin Hong, vice director of the policy research center of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, said China will maintain its property tightening measures—including both administrative and tax measures—over the long term, citing what he said were some signs of market easing.

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  • In 210 B.C., Qin Shi Huang, the first ruler of unified China, died after consuming a mixture of mercury and jade he hoped would grant him eternal life.

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