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Meaning of 位

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Pinyin: wèi
English Definition: position; location; place; seat; classifier for people (honorific); classifier for binary bits (e.g. 十六位 16-bit or 2 bytes); (physics) potential
Chinese Definition:
①所处的地方:座位。部位。位置(a.所在或所占的地方;b.地位)。位于。
②职务的高低:地位。职位。名位。
③特指君主的地位:即位。篡位。
④一个数中每个数码所占的位置:个位。百位数。
⑤量词,常用于人,表尊重:诸位。各位。几位客人。
⑥姓氏。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: The place where a person stands
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ ] to stand; to establish, to set up
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Example Words:
座位 [ zuò wèi ]: seat; Classifiers:
单位 [ dān wèi ]: unit (of measure); unit (group of people as a whole); work unit (place of employment, esp. in the PRC prior to economic reform); Classifiers:
地位 [ wèi ]: position; status; place; Classifiers:
位置 [ wèi zhi ]: position; place; seat; Classifiers:
位于 [ wèi ]: to be located at; to be situated at; to lie
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