Meaning of 尺

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Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: Picture of a man measuring by pacing
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ shī ] body, corpse
    • [ gōu ] secret, hidden, mysterious; small, minute; to conceal
  • Pinyin: chǐ

    English Definition: a Chinese foot; one-third of a meter; a ruler; a tape-measure; one of the three acupoints for measuring pulse in Chinese medicine; Classifiers:
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    尺子 [ chǐ zi ]: rule; ruler (measuring instrument); Classifiers:
    尺度 [ chǐ ]: scale; yardstick
    公尺 [ gōng chǐ ]: meter (unit of length)
    尺寸 [ chǐ cun ]: size; dimension; measurement
    比例尺 [ chǐ ]: scale; architect's scale; engineer's scale
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  • Pinyin: chě

    English Definition: one of the characters used to represent a musical note in gongche notation, 工尺谱
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    工尺谱 [ gōng chě ]: traditional Chinese musical notation using Chinese characters to represent musical notes
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