Meaning of 链

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(Trad.: 鏈)
Pinyin: liàn
English Definition: chain; cable (unit of length: 100 fathoms, about 185 m); chain (unit of length: 66 feet, about 20 m); to chain; to enchain
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: Metal that joins ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ lián ] to join, to connect; continuous; even
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Example Words:
项链 [ xiàng liàn ]: necklace; Classifiers:
鄙视链 [ shì liàn ]: a ranking of items in a particular category, with the most highly regarded on top (neologism c. 2012, coined by analogy with 食物链 , food chain)
供应链 [ gōng yīng liàn ]: supply chain
侧链 [ liàn ]: side chain (used in classifying amino acids)
动态链接库 [ dòng tài liàn jiē ]: dynamic-link library (DLL); shared library (computing)
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