chinese wall

Chi·nese wall
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chahy-neez, -nees wawl]
    • /tʃaɪˈniz, -ˈnis wɔl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chahy-neez, -nees wawl]
    • /tʃaɪˈniz, -ˈnis wɔl/

Definitions of chinese wall words

  • noun chinese wall a notional barrier between the parts of a business, esp between the market makers and brokers of a stock-exchange business, across which no information should pass to the detriment of clients 3
  • noun chinese wall an insurmountable obstacle 3
  • noun chinese wall Great Wall of China 3
  • noun chinese wall any barrier that isolates a person or group, as one that hinders a free flow of information 3
  • noun chinese wall Great Wall of China. 1
  • noun chinese wall an insuperable barrier or obstacle, as to understanding. 1

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Origin of chinese wall

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10

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Parts of speech for Chinese wall


chinese wall popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 6% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

chinese wall usage trend in Literature

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