Definition of Wade–Giles in English:

Wade–Giles

Pronunciation /ˌwādˈjīlz/ /ˌweɪdˈdʒaɪlz/

noun

  • A system of romanized spelling for transliterating Chinese, devised by Sir Thomas Francis Wade (1818–95) and Herbert Allen Giles (1845–1935). It has been largely superseded by Pinyin.