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Meaning of 段

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Pinyin: duàn
English Definition: paragraph; section; segment; stage (of a process); classifier for stories, periods of time, lengths of thread etc
Chinese Definition:
①用本义。[合]段氏(锻工。古代金工六种之一。主要从事农具制作)。
②分段;截断。
③古时在石上用棒打干肉(并施加姜、桂皮等)。[合]段脩(经捶捣并加姜桂的干肉)。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: A hand using a chisel to cut stone
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Example Words:
阶段 [ jiē duàn ]: stage; section; phase; period; Classifiers:
不择手段 [ shǒu duàn ]: by fair means or foul; by hook or by crook; unscrupulously
手段 [ shǒu duàn ]: method; means (of doing sth); strategy; trick; Classifiers:
线段 [ xiàn duàn ]: line segment
现阶段 [ xiàn jiē duàn ]: at the present stage
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