Meaning of 秤

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Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: A balance used to measure grain
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] cereal, grain, rice; plant, stalk
    • [ píng ] flat, level, even; peaceful
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  • Pinyin: chèng
    English Definition: steelyard; Roman balance; Classifiers:
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    杆秤 gǎn chèng a steelyard (a type of balance)
    秤砣 chèng tuó steelyard weight; standard weight
    秤杆 chèng gǎn the beam of a steelyard; a balance arm
    磅秤 bàng chèng scale; platform balance
    秤盘 chèng pán the tray or pan of a steelyard
    More: 秤* | *秤 | *秤*
  • Pinyin: chēng
    English Definition: variant of , to weigh
    Chinese Definition:

Example Sentences
Do these scales balance?