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Meaning of 界

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Pinyin: jiè
English Definition: boundary; scope; extent; circles; group; kingdom (taxonomy)
Chinese Definition:
①边境,一个区域的边限:界石(标志地界的石碑或石块)。界标。界址。界线(a.两个地区分界的线;b.不同事物的分界;c.某些事物的边缘)。界限(a.不同事物的分界;b.尽头处,限度)。地界。
②范围:眼界。世界。自然界。
③按职业或性别等所划的人群范围:教育界。科学界。各界人士。
④指大自然中动物、植物、矿物等的最大的类别:无机界。有机界。
⑤地层系统分类的最高一级,相当于地质年代中的“代”。“界”以下为“系”。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (farm) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ tián ] field, farm, arable land; cultivated
    • [ jiè ] agent, go-between, intermediary; to introduce; shell, armor
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Example Words
世界 shì jiè world; Classifiers:
各界 jiè all walks of life; all social circles
境界 jìng jiè boundary; state; realm
世界杯 shì jiè bēi World Cup
边界 biān jiè boundary; border
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