Definitions for "Pinyin"
A romanization of Standard Mandarin script. Other systems have been used, and can be used with non-Han languages; however, Pinyin has been internationally excepted as the standard romanization script for Chinese languages. Pinyin is notably useful for entering Chinese language data into computers.
The standard way of romanizing Mandarin Chinese in the People's Republic of China and in most other places around the world.
A system to phonetically render Chinese ideograms in a Latin alphabet.