[Chinese shin-jyahng wee-guh r] /Chinese ˈʃɪnˈdʒyɑŋ ˈwi gər/
or Sinkiang Uighur
[shin-jyahng wee-ger] /ˈʃɪnˈdʒyɑŋ ˈwi gər/
an autonomous region in NW China, bordering Tibet, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tadzhikistan, Pakistan, and India: formerly a province. 635,830 sq. mi. (1,646,800 sq. km).
- Sinkiang-uighur autonomous region
/ˈsɪnˈkjæŋ ˈwiːɡʊə/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
verb (used without object), sank or, often sunk; sunk or sunken; sinking. 1. to displace part of the volume of a supporting substance or object and become totally or partially submerged or enveloped; fall or descend into or below the surface or to the bottom (often followed by in or into): The battleship sank within […]
noun 1. a fund to extinguish an indebtedness, usually a bond issue. sinking fund noun 1. a fund accumulated out of a business enterprise’s earnings or a government’s revenue and invested to repay a long-term debt or meet a depreciation charge sinking fund definition A fund into which companies or governments place money to redeem […]
adjective 1. unsinkable, as a ship.