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Meaning of 弧

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Pinyin:
English Definition: arc
Chinese Definition:
①古代指木弓:桑弧。弧矢。弦木为弧。
②圆周的任意一段:弧形。弧线。弧度。电弧。弧光。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bow) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ gōng ] bow; curved, arched
    • [ guā ] melon, gourd, squash, cucumber
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Example Words
弧形 xíng curve; arc; arch
弧线 xiàn arc
弧度 radian; arc; curve; curvature
圆弧 yuán arc of a circle; circular arc
电弧 diàn electric arc
More: 弧* | *弧 | *弧*
Example Sentences
1
Well, so in particular,how do you relate arc length and time?
2
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The arc of the southern Milky Way shone brightly on this starry night.
3
A fly was released, and with an arc of his sword he cut the fly in half.
4
10
This mosaic spans a slice of space that is equal to about a third of the diameter of the full moon (10 arc minutes).
5
A meteor's streak and the arc of the Milky Way hang over the imposing mountain fortress of Alamut in this starry scene.