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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:
①用丝、棉、麻、金属等制成的细长可以任意曲折的东西:丝线。棉线。线圈。线材。线绳。
②几何学上指一个点任意移动所构成的图形:直线。曲线。线条。
③像线的东西:光线。视线。线索(a。事情的头绪或门径;b。文学作品中情节发展的脉络或文章的思路)。战线。生命线。
④量词,用于抽象事物,数词限用“一”,表示极少:一线希望。

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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