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Meaning of 函

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Pinyin: hán
English Definition: envelope; case; letter
Chinese Definition:
①匣,盒子:石函。剑函。
②套子,引申为量词:书函。信一函(信一封)。
③信件:函件。公函。来函。
④包含,容纳:函夏(“夏”,指中国;“函夏”即包括整个中国)。巨蚌函珠。
⑤铠甲:函人(制甲的人)。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: Letters placed in a container
Character Formation:
  • Surround from below
    • [ qiǎn ] container; receptacle
    • Overlaid
      • [ lěliǎo ] clear; to finish; particle of completed action
Example Words:
函洞 [ hán dòng ]: variant of 涵洞
地函 [ hán ]: (geology) (the earth's) mantle (Tw)
函数 [ hán shù ]: function (math.)
一次函数 [ hán shù ]: linear function (math.)
三角函数 [ sān jiǎo hán shù ]: trigonometric function
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