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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:
①物体上的条状突起,或不同方向的两个平面相连接的部分:棱角。瓦棱。棱椎(多面体的一种)。三棱镜。模棱两可。
②神灵之威,威势:威棱。
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
1
A hitherto polite dispute is acquiring a sharper edge.
2
西
Trenton is the state capital, and the flower is the purple violet.
3
The redoubt of the Rue de la Chanvrerie, we repeat, seemed very calm within.
4
X
Because we view the torus edge-on, the boundary edges of the cone shapes seem to form an X.
5
illegally manufacturing, selling or carrying daggers, knives with three edges, switchblades or other types of controlled knives;