Meaning of 裂

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Pinyin: liè
English Definition: to split; to crack; to break open; to rend
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cloth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ liè ] a line; to arrange, to classify
    • [ ] cloth; clothes, apparel; dress, coat
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Example Words
分裂 fēn liè to split up; to divide; to break up; fission; schism
破裂 liè to rupture; to fracture; to break down; (linguistics) plosion
断裂 duàn liè fracture; rupture; to break apart
裂缝 liè fèng crack; crevice; Classifiers:
决裂 jué liè to rupture; to burst open; to break; to break off relations with; a rupture
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