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Meaning of 除

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Pinyin: chú
English Definition: to get rid of; to remove; to exclude; to eliminate; to wipe out; to divide; except; not including
Chinese Definition:
①去掉:除害。除名。除根。铲除。废除。排除。除暴安良。
②改变,变换:岁除(农历一年的最后一天)。除夕。
③不计算在内:除非。除外。
④算术中用一个数去分另一个数,是“乘”的反运算:除法。
⑤台阶:阶除。庭除。
⑥任命官职:除拜(授官)。除授。除书(授官的诏令)。
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Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: The waste produced by a city
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] place, town, city
    • [ ] surplus, remainder; surname
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Example Words
除了 chú le besides; apart from (... also...); in addition to; except (for)
消除 xiāo chú to eliminate; to remove
解除 jiě chú to remove; to sack; to get rid of; to relieve (sb of their duties); to free; to lift (an embargo); to rescind (an agreement)
排除 pái chú to eliminate; to remove; to exclude; to rule out
清除 qīng chú to clear away; to eliminate; to get rid of
More: 除* | *除 | *除*
Example Sentences
1
8 divided by 4 is 2.
2
2 goes into 6 three times.
3
Like all habits, it might not be easy to do, but there are some clear, simple and effective steps you can take to eliminate worry from your life.
4
10 divides by 5.
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"No place but China to do this, " Mr. China said, as he showed me the finished product.