Definition of 要

  • need
  • main point
  • essence
  • pivot
  • key to


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ヨウ
  • かなめ

Popular Words With This Kanji

必要, 必用, ひつよう

necessary, needed, essential, indispensable, necessity, need, requirement

要求, ようきゅう

demand, firm request, requisition, requirement, desire

重要, じゅうよう

important, momentous, essential, principal, major

要請, ようせい

appeal, call for something, request, claim, demand, axiom

主要, しゅよう

chief, main, principal, major

需要, じゅよう

demand, request

要望, ようぼう

demand for, request

必要性, ひつようせい


要因, よういん

main cause, primary factor

要素, ようそ

component, factor, item (e.g. in list), element (e.g. in array), member (e.g. data structure)

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