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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An island group and state of the Federated States of Micronesia in the western Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. Part of a Japanese mandate after 1920, it fell to US forces in 1945. Yap is noted for the large stone disks traditionally used as money by the native population.

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  • proper noun An atoll in the Caroline Islands of western Micronesia.

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Examples

  • You showed pictures of islanders in Yap, not Guam, on the beach waving at an airplane.

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  • Kimming Yap from the Singapore based design firm Creativeans has sent us photos of the Sqoosh bench.

    Sqoosh Bench by Creativeans

  • One gene in particular, called Yap 1, was found to be essential for the yeast's ability to neutralize the ROS attack.

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  • Tell Killer Yap that there is a lovely tropical island in Micronesia called "Yap".

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  • Our Sergeant, known among the boys as "Yap," is another interesting character; his heart was the biggest thing about him and his voice came next.

    Into the Jaws of Death

  • "Yap," cried Mop, so denominated from the quantity and cut of the hair that crowned his head.

    The Major

  • Most products were either American or Asian brands, and the food supply for a remote island such as Yap means a lot of canned and frozen foods.

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  • Most products were either American or Asian brands, and the food supply for a remote island such as Yap means a lot of canned and frozen foods.

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  • I recently ran across mention of a "mystery fish" from the Micronesian island of Yap, in Kenneth Brower's 1983 book, A Song for Satawal.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • I recently ran across mention of a "mystery fish" from the Micronesian island of Yap, in Kenneth Brower's 1983 book, A Song for Satawal.

    A Strange Fish from Yap

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