Meaning of 棱

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(Trad.: 稜)
Pinyin: léng
English Definition: square beam; variant of ; corner; edge; arris (sharp ridge formed by two surfaces meeting at an edge); protrusion
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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Example Sentences
A hitherto polite dispute is acquiring a sharper edge.
Trenton is the state capital, and the flower is the purple violet.
The redoubt of the Rue de la Chanvrerie, we repeat, seemed very calm within.
Because we view the torus edge-on, the boundary edges of the cone shapes seem to form an X.
illegally manufacturing, selling or carrying daggers, knives with three edges, switchblades or other types of controlled knives;