Meaning of 线

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线 (Trad.: 線)
Pinyin: xiàn
English Definition: thread; string; wire; line; Classifiers: , , ; (after a number) tier (unofficial ranking of a Chinese city)
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (thread) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
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Example Words:
占线 [ zhàn xiàn ]: busy (telephone line)
线索 [ xiàn suǒ ]: trail; clues; thread (of a story)
视线 [ shì xiàn ]: line of sight
路线 [ xiàn ]: itinerary; route; political line (e.g. right revisionist road); Classifiers:
直线 [ zhí xiàn ]: straight line; sharply (rise or fall)
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