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Meaning of "sudoku" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SUDOKU

From Japanese su number + doku single.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SUDOKU

sudoku  [səˈdəʊkuː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUDOKU

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sudoku is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SUDOKU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sudoku

Sudoku

Sudoku i/suːˈdoʊkuː/, originally called Number Place, is a logic-based, combinatorial number-placement puzzle. The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the grid contains all of the digits from 1 to 9. The puzzle setter provides a partially completed grid, which for a well-posed puzzle has a unique solution. Completed puzzles are always a type of Latin square with an additional constraint on the contents of individual regions. For example, the same single integer may not appear twice in the same 9×9 playing board row or column or in any of the nine 3×3 subregions of the 9×9 playing board. The puzzle was popularized in 1986 by the Japanese puzzle company Nikoli, under the name Sudoku, meaning single number. It became an international hit in 2005.

Definition of sudoku in the English dictionary

The definition of sudoku in the dictionary is a type of puzzle in which numbers must be arranɡed within a ɡrid contaninɡ several internal squares so that no number is repeated in the same row, column, or internal square.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUDOKU


Basescu
bæʲsɛskuː
beaucoup
bəʊˈkuː
buchu
ˈbuːkuː
bunraku
bʊnˈrɑːkuː
coo
kuː
cou-cou
ˈkuːkuː
coup
kuː
cuckoo
ˈkʊkuː
Daimoku
ˈdaɪməʊkuː
haiku
ˈhaɪkuː
haku
hɑːkuː
kotuku
ˈkəʊtʊkuː
kuku
kuːkuː
Maluku
mɑːˈluːkuː
nunchaku
nʌnˈtʃɑːkuː
otaku
ɔːˈtɑːkuː
puku
ˈpuːkuː
raku
ˈrɑːkuː
rokkaku
rəˈkækuː
Shikoku
ˈʃiːkəʊˌkuː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUDOKU

sudden infant death syndrome
sudden-wealth syndrome
suddenly
suddenness
suddenty
sudder
Sudeten
Sudeten Mountains
Sudetenland
Sudetes
sudor
sudoral
sudoriferous
sudoriferousness
sudorific
sudoriparous
sudorous
Sudra
suds
sudser

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUDOKU

Baku
gagaku
hapuku
kotukutuku
mamaku
minshuku
nogaku
Sato Eisaku
seppuku
Turku

Synonyms and antonyms of sudoku in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sudoku» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUDOKU

Find out the translation of sudoku to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sudoku from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sudoku» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

数独
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sudoku
570 millions of speakers

English

sudoku
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुडोकू
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سودوكو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

судоку
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sudoku
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুডোকু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sudoku
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sudoku
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sudoku
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

数独
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

스도쿠
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sudoku
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sudoku
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுடோகுவைத்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुडोकू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sudoku
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sudoku
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sudoku
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

судоку
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sudoku
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

sudoku
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sudoku
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sudoku
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sudoku
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sudoku

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUDOKU»

The term «sudoku» is very widely used and occupies the 13.664 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUDOKU» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sudoku» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sudoku» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sudoku

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUDOKU»

Discover the use of sudoku in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sudoku and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Naked Sudoku
In one variant, for instance, greater-than and less-than signs point out the way. These are sudoku puzzles that will push your brain to the limit and expose your true sudoku talent.
Philip Riley, Laura Taalman, 2009
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Sudoku
Test your logic skills to the limit with Sudoku! The world is mad about Sudoku, and with good reason. These light, pocket-sized collections of Sudoku puzzles will challenge your literal and lateral thinking skills anywhere!
HINKLER BOOKS, 2005
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Programming Sudoku
This is a fun, intriguing read, whether you're a novice or advanced programmer. It acknowledges the .NET platform as a base, but you’ll find this book interesting whatever your programming background.
Wei-Meng Lee, 2006
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Mutant Sudoku
Run for cover, because Mutant Sudoku is on the loose!
Thomas Snyder, Wei-Hwa Huang, 2009
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Sudoku
This book illustrates a simple way to ensure that the time for solving any Sudoku challenge can be completed in a tenth of the time before you discovered Francis' Rules.
Francis Lai, 2006
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Taking Sudoku Seriously: The Math Behind the World's Most ...
Using Sudoku as the starting point for a fun-filled introduction to higher mathematics, a puzzle book explores the connections between Sudoku, graph theory and polynomials, and considers Sudoku extremes, with plenty of fun puzzles for the ...
Jason Rosenhouse, Laura Taalman, 2011
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Color Sudoku
Sudoku fans will welcome this bright new twist to the popular puzzles!
Philip Riley, Laura Taalman, 2007
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Mensa Guide to Solving Sudoku: Hundreds of Puzzles Plus ...
Here it comes: a revolution in sudoku solving! This is by far the most complete guide to cracking these addictive puzzles ever produced, with tricks even the experts won’t know.
Peter Gordon, Frank Longo, 2006
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Sudoku Helper Mastermind Puzzles
No more forgetting what you knew on the other side of the puzzle. It's quick, it's easy, and it really works! The book includes 160 perforated sheets, enough to get any level player over the hump and solving Sudoku like a genius.
David Cheek, 2006
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Super Sudoku
Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!
James E. Riley, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUDOKU»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sudoku is used in the context of the following news items.
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Prisoners complain about 'impossible' sudoku puzzle
"As you will see, I've enclosed last week's Sudoko [sic] page and we (along with 84 other prisoners) believe you printed a 'hard' Sudoku which is IMPOSSIBLE to ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Singapore PM shares code for Sudoku puzzle solver
Singapore's prime minister has revealed his computer programming skills by publishing code he wrote to solve Sudoku puzzles, on his Facebook page. «BBC News, May 15»
3
How to successfully solve a Sudoku every time
More than 180 of the world's brightest puzzle solving minds have gathered at the Selsdon Park Hotel and Golf Club for the ninth Sudoku World Championships. «Telegraph.co.uk, Aug 14»
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Sudoku killer 378
Normal sudoku rules apply, except the numbers in the cells contained within dotted lines add up to the figures in the corner. No number can be repeated within ... «The Guardian, Jan 14»
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Sudoku puzzle on husband's gravestone must be removed, grieving …
Jobsworth council bosses have ordered a grieving widow to remove personal inscriptions on her late husband's gravestone - as it includes a Sudoku puzzle. «Mirror.co.uk, Oct 13»
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Orgasms are better for the brain than doing a workout or Sudoku
ORGASMS could give our brains a better workout than doing a crossword puzzle or a Sudoku, a neuroscientist has claimed. The sensation increases brain ... «Scottish Daily Record, Aug 13»
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Do a Sudoku to stay sharp: For preserving our brain power, puzzles …
Forget vitamins and exercise – if you want to stave off mental decline try a Sudoku instead, say scientists. A review of various studies on how to preserve ... «Daily Mail, Apr 13»
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Forget popping pills - the best way to boost brainpower is to do a …
However the review, conducted by St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Canada, did find evidence that enjoying a challenging crossword or sudoku may be of ... «Daily Mail, Apr 13»
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Problem solved... sort of: Mathematicians come up with formula to …
Toroczkai and Ercsey-Ravasz, who also studies at Romania's Babeş-Bolyai University, began analysing Sudoku as part of their research into the theory of ... «Daily Mail, Oct 12»
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The Chaos Within Sudoku - A Richter Scale
Sudoku is a fun problem, but how hard is any particular puzzle? Now we have the answer based on measuring the chaos inherent in a grid. This gives a Richter ... «iProgrammer, Aug 12»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Sudoku [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sudoku>. Dec 2019 ».
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