Meaning of 按

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Pinyin: àn
English Definition: to press; to push; to leave aside or shelve; to control; to restrain; to keep one's hand on; to check or refer to; according to; in the light of; (of an editor or author) to make a comment
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
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Example Words:
按照 [ àn zhào ]: according to; in accordance with; in the light of; on the basis of
按时 [ àn shí ]: on time; before deadline; on schedule
按摩 [ àn ]: massage; to massage
按劳分配 [ àn láo fēn pèi ]: distribution according to work
按钮 [ àn niǔ ]: push button
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