Meaning of 牍

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(Trad.: 牘)
English Definition: documents
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (page) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ piàn ] slice, splinter; page, strip
    • [ mài ] to sell; to betray; to show off
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Example Words
连篇累牍 lián piān lěi (of a piece of writing) long and tedious (idiom); verbose
文牍 wén paperwork; official documents and letters; (old) secretary
文牍主义 wén zhǔ red tape
长篇累牍 cháng piān lěi (of a text) very lengthy (idiom)
书牍 shū letter; wooden writing strips (arch.); general term for letters and documents
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Example Sentences
But in dozens of interviews, young Japanese brought him up again and again as a way of explaining their generation' s malaise.
The wordy speeches were gone now, replaced by rare, concise interventions reserved only for topics of sufficient weight.
Russia's Kremlin-controlled television has run lavish coverage of Medvedev's daily activities as first deputy prime minister.
The dwarves have lengthy sagas , eddas, and histories concerning their deeds, wars, and adventures, but these are not shared with the outside world.
Henig's lengthy piece is impressive in its scope of developmental psychology and in its sensitivity to the question of whether 20-somethings need more help than we thought.