Meaning of 棱

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(Trad.: 稜)
Pinyin: léng
English Definition: corner; edge; arris (sharp ridge formed by two surfaces meeting at an edge); protrusion; square beam; variant of
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ líng ] to dawdle; the name of the father of the Emperor Yao
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Example Words
棱镜 léng jìng prism; prismatic lens
棱角 léng jiǎo edge and corner; protrusion; sharpness (of a protrusion); craggy; ridge corner
模棱两可 léng liǎng equivocal; ambiguous
有棱有角 yǒu léng yǒu jiǎo (of a shape) sharp and clearcut; (of a person) definite in his opinion
三棱镜 sān léng jìng (triangular) prism
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