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Noun (futsuumeishi)
one (esp. of two), the other, one way, the other way, one direction, the other direction, one side, the other side, one party, the other party

See also: 他方・2
on the one hand, on the other hand

whereas, although, but at the same time, meanwhile, in turn

Noun (futsuumeishi)
Noun, used as a suffix
Adverb (fukushi)
after noun, adjective-stem or plain verb
just keeps, being inclined to ..., tending to be ..., tending to do ..., continuously ..., just keeps on ...ing, only

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一方だ: increasing tendency
一方: on the other hand, on the other side, one-way
一方では: on the one hand . . . [can also mean "on the other hand"]
ON: イチ, イツ KUN: ひと-, ひと.つ
one, one radical (no.1)

Stroke: 1 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 4-1-4 FC: 1000.0

ON: ホウ KUN: かた, -かた, -がた
direction, person, alternative

Stroke: 4 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 2-2-2 FC: 0022.2

Parts: (ゆか) 緑色 (みどりいろ) 塗る (ぬる) 一方 (いっぽう) (かべ) 黄色 (きいろ)
The floor was painted green, while the walls were yellow.

Parts: 然し (しかし) 其の (その) 一方 (いっぽう) ラテン語 (ラテンご) 其の (その) (とき) (まで) 死語 (しご) となる
But, then again, Latin was already a "dead language" by that time.

Parts: 本屋 (ほんや) 英語 (えいご) 関係 (かんけい) (ほん) 見つける (みつける) 次々 (つぎつぎ) 買う (かう) 仕舞う (しまって) 読む (よむ) 居る (いる) ので (んで) 溜まる (たまる) 一方 (いっぽう)
I always buy the English-language books I come across at bookstores. But since I never read them, all they do is pile up.