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:
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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
外线 [ wài xiàn ]: (military) line of troops encircling an enemy position; (telephony) outside line; (basketball) outside the three-point line
天际线 [ tiān xiàn ]: skyline; horizon
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