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Meaning of 裁

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Pinyin: cái
English Definition: to cut out (as a dress); to cut; to trim; to reduce; to diminish; to cut back (e.g. on staff); decision; judgment
Chinese Definition:
①用剪子剪布或用刀子割纸:裁剪。裁缝。裁衣。对裁。
②减除,去掉一部分:裁减。裁军。裁员。
③决定,判断:裁判。裁夺(考虑决定)。裁决。裁度。裁断。
④安排取舍:体裁。别裁。独出心裁。
⑤节制,抑止:制裁。独裁。
⑥杀:自裁。
⑦古同“才”,仅,方。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: To cut cloth
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper right
    • Above to below
      • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
      • [ ] spear, lance, halberd
    • [ ] cloth; clothes, apparel; dress, coat
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Example Words:
总裁 [ zǒng cái ]: chairman; director-general (of a company etc)
体裁 [ cái ]: genre; style; form of writing
制裁 [ zhì cái ]: to punish; punishment; sanctions (incl. economic)
独裁 [ cái ]: dictatorship
裁判 [ cái pàn ]: judgment; to referee; umpire; judge; referee; Classifiers:
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