Meaning of 枢

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(Trad.: 樞)
Pinyin: shū
English Definition: hinge; pivot
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] area, district, region, ward; surname
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Example Words
枢纽 shū niǔ hub (e.g. of traffic network); hinge; pivot; fulcrum
中枢 zhōng shū center; backbone; hub (e.g. of transport network); the central administration
户枢不蠹 shū lit. a door hinge never becomes worm-eaten; constant activity prevents decay (idiom)
枢密院 shū yuàn privy council
枢机 shū cardinal (Catholicism)
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Example Sentences
For ease in the future, you will also need to adjust the Pivot Point.
A man had just entered, so softly that the door had not been heard to turn on its hinges.
After they were mentioned in Miraculous Pivot, the methods have been further enunciated by later physicians based on their clinical experience.
Resection of the offending facetal bone and atlantoaxial fixation resulted in rapid neurological recovery.
Shi Y. , You L. -K. , Li J. Advances of atlantoaxial joint implant and its biomechanical analysis.