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Meaning of 约

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(Trad.: 約)

Total strokes: 6; Radical: ; Structure: 纟 + 勺
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  • Pinyin: yāo

    English Definition: to weigh in a balance or on a scale
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用秤称:约约。约一下。
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  • Pinyin: yuē

    English Definition: to make an appointment; to invite; approximately; pact; treaty; to economize; to restrict; to reduce (a fraction); concise
    Chinese Definition:
    ①绳子。
    ②拘束,限制:约束。约法。制约。约定俗成。
    ③共同议定的要遵守的条款:立约。条约。契约。
    ④事先说定:约见。约会。
    ⑤邀请:约请。约集。
    ⑥节俭:节约。俭约。
    ⑦简要,简单:由博返约。简约。
    ⑧大略:约计。约莫。约略。
    ⑨算术上指用公因数去除分子和分母使分数简化:约分。

    Example Words:
    制约 [ zhì yuē ]: to restrict; condition
    条约 [ tiáo yuē ]: treaty; pact; Classifiers:
    约束 [ yuē shù ]: to restrict; to limit to; to constrain; restriction; constraint
    隐约 [ yǐn yuē ]: vague; faint; indistinct
    大约 [ yuē ]: approximately; probably
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