Meaning of 滞

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(Trad.: 滯)
Pinyin: zhì
English Definition: sluggish
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shuǐ ] water
    • [ dài ] belt, strap; band, ribbon; area, zone; to carry, to raise, to wear
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Example Words
滞后 zhì hòu to lag behind
停滞 tíng zhì stagnation; at a standstill; bogged down
滞留 zhì liú to detain; retention
呆滞 dāi zhì dull; lifeless; sluggish
滞销 zhì xiāo to sell poorly; unmarketable; slow-moving (product, inventory etc)
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Example Sentences
We call this one 'response latency' and it means that, because it takes a lot of brainpower to concoct a lie, there may be a time lag between you asking a question and the other person answering.
Free-trade negotiations between India and Japan have dragged on for years, with no deal in sight.
Analysts at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said in a note the U.S. equities market is already fairly priced for a recession. This suggests any indication to even sluggish growth could boost stocks.
With wage income up almost 3% in real terms, spending will remain firm and the economy will rebound from its third-quarter lull.
A process called hysteresis causes some of the heat energy to be lost, but this new alloy has a low hysteresis, the researchers say.