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Meaning of 义

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(Trad.: 義)
Pinyin:
English Definition: justice; righteousness; meaning; foster (father etc); adopted; artificial (tooth, limb etc); relationship; friendship
Chinese Definition:
①公正合宜的道理或举动:正义。义不容辞。义无反顾。仗义直言。
②合乎正义或公益的:义举。义务。义愤。义演。见义勇为。
③情谊:义气。恩义。义重如山。
④意思,人对事物认识到的内容:意义。含义。释义。微言大义。
⑤指认为亲属的:义父。
⑥人工制造的(人体的部分):义齿。义肢。
⑦姓氏。

Total strokes: 3; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sheep; simplified form of 義) conveys the meaning.
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意义 [ ]: sense; meaning; significance; importance; Classifiers:
义务 [ ]: duty; obligation; Classifiers: ; volunteer (work etc)
主义 [ zhǔ ]: -ism; ideology
定义 [ dìng ]: definition; to define
含义 [ hán ]: meaning (implicit in a phrase); implied meaning; hidden meaning; hint; connotation
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