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(Trad.: 經)
Pinyin: jīng
English Definition: classics; sacred book; scripture; to pass through; to undergo; to bear; to endure; warp (textile); longitude; menstruation; channel (TCM); abbr. for economics 经济
Chinese Definition:
①织布时用梭穿织的竖纱,编织物的纵线,与“纬”相对:经纱。经线。经纶(a。整理过的蚕丝;b。喻政治规划)。
②地理学上指通过南北极与赤道成直角的线(亦作“子午线”):东经。西经。经度。经纬仪。
③作为思想、道德、行为等标准的书,亦称宗教中讲教义的书,或称某一方面事物的专著:诗经。易经。经书。经卷。经文。经义。经传(zhuàn)(儒家经典与注疏的合称)。四书五经。经史子集。黄帝内经。
④治理,管理:经理。经营。经商。经济。经纪。经天纬地。
⑤通过:经过。经历。经验。经手。经办。经年累月。经久不息。
⑥禁受:经受。经风雨,见世面。
⑦常行的,历史不变的:经常。经费。荒诞不经。
⑧中医指人体内较大的脉络:经脉。经络。
⑨表示动作的时间而且完成了:已经。曾经。
⑩缢死,上吊:自经。
⑾妇女每月一次由阴道排出血液:月经。经血。
⑿古同“京”,数目。
⒀姓氏。

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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (thread) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] silk; thread
    • Above to below
      • [ gōng ] labor, work; laborer, worker
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Example Words:
已经 [ jīng ]: already
经过 [ jīng guò ]: to pass; to go through; process; course; Classifiers:
经常 [ jīng cháng ]: frequently; constantly; regularly; often; day-to-day; everyday; daily
经理 [ jīng ]: manager; director; Classifiers:
经济 [ jīng ]: economy; economic
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