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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
May take the particle 'no'
preempt, head-start (of several runs) (baseball)guter Start, Start vor allen anderen

ON: センKUN: さき, ま.ず
before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

ON: セイ
system, law, rule

Example sentences
先制の一撃をすれば半分勝ったようなものだ。Parts: 先制 (せんせい), 一撃 (いちげき), すれば, 半分 (はんぶん), 勝つ (かつ), (よう), (もの)The first blow is half the battle.

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