Meaning of 框

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Pinyin: kuàng
English Definition: frame (e.g. door frame); casing; fig. framework; template; to circle (i.e. draw a circle around sth); to frame; to restrict; Taiwan pr. [kuang1]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ kuāng ] to correct, to revise; to restore
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Example Words
框架 kuàng jià frame; framework; fig. pattern; outline; organizing plan
门框 mén kuàng door frame
镜框 jìng kuàng picture frame; spectacle frame
框框 kuàng kuàng to frame; to circle; pattern; convention; restriction
条条框框 tiáo tiáo kuàng kuàng fixed framework (idiom); restriction of social conventions and taboos (usually derogatory); regulations and restrictions
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Example Sentences
In both place, the windows did not open the room to the world beyond, but framed and hung the world in it like a picture.
I have noticed that some of you seem to like it when I box the important formulas.
Another way of displaying this is in a box notation.
The frame sets off your painting very well.
The suggestion box is only there if you really mess up.