What does Inseki mean in Japanese Language?

Japanese is full of homonyms and Inseki is one of them with a lot of searches on the internet. Today we are going to examine the different meanings of Inseki.

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「姻戚」- Inseki may be Relatives by Marriage

The term 姻戚 (いんせき) can be translated as “relatives by marriage”. Refers to people related through marriage, such as spouse, in-laws, in-laws and others, without any blood ties.

It is a common term in Japanese to refer to relatives by marriage, and can be used in both formal and informal contexts. It can be used to refer to kinship relationships in a general way, without specifying which relationship is being referred to.

This word Inseki is formed by the kanji [姻] (いん), which means "marriage" or "union", and [戚] (せき), which means "kinship" or "relatives".

The word Insekikankei [姻戚関係] can be used to refer to relationships between relatives by marriage.

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「隕石」- Inseki can be Meteorite

The term 隕石 (いんせき) can be translated as "meteorite". Composed of the ideograms [隕] (いん), which means "fall" or "disintegration", and [石] (せき), which means "stone".

Inseki refers to a celestial body that enters Earth's atmosphere and falls to the planet's surface, a term both scientific and popular culture. Do not confuse with the word meteor which is [流星].

Meteorites are formed from fragments of asteroids or comets that disintegrate in space and are attracted by Earth's gravity. They can be made from different materials such as stone, metal or mixtures of both.

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「引責」- Inseki is Taking Responsibility

The term 引責 (いんせき) can be translated as "responsibility" or "fault". It is formed by the kanjis [引] (いん), which means "to pull" or "bring", and [責] (せき), which means "guilt" or "responsibility". Together, the ideograms refer to the act of taking responsibility or blame for something.

Its use is frequent to refer to the act of taking responsibility or blame for a problem or failure. Another common related word is sekinin [責任] which means responsibility.

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