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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
board, plank or sheet shapedBrettform

ON: ハン, バンKUN: いた
plank, board, plate, stage

ON: ジョウ
status quo, conditions, circumstances, form, appearance

Example sentences
この板状の固い岩石の層をプレートと呼ぶ。Parts: 此の (この), 板状 (ばんじょう), 硬い (かたい), 岩石 (がんせき), (そう), プレート, 呼ぶ (よぶ)We call these slabs of the solid-rock layer 'plates'.

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