Meaning of 第

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English Definition: (prefix indicating ordinal number, e.g. first, number two etc); order; (old) rank in the imperial examinations; mansion; (literary) but; just
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: Bamboo strips arrayed in sequence; provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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Example Words:
第一 [ ]: first; number one; primary
第三眼睑 [ sān yǎn jiǎn ]: nictitating membrane (zoology)
第二 [ èr ]: second; number two; next; secondary
第三 [ sān ]: third; number three
第一次 [ ]: the first time; first; number one
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