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Meaning of 纬

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(Trad.: 緯)
Pinyin: wěi
English Definition: latitude; woof (horizontal thread in weaving); weft
Chinese Definition:
①织布时用梭穿织的横纱,编织物的横线,与“经”相对:纬线。纬纱。经纬。
②地理学上指在地面上的与赤道平行的线:纬度。
③东西的横路:纬陌。
④行星的古称:纬星。
⑤书名:古七纬(指中国汉代以神学迷信附会儒家经义的书)。
⑥编织:纬萧(用蒿草编成帘子)。

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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (thread) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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Example Words:
经纬 [ jīng wěi ]: warp and woof; longitude and latitude; main points
纬度 [ wěi ]: latitude
北纬 [ běi wěi ]: latitude north
高纬度 [ gāo wěi ]: high latitude (i.e. near the poles)
南纬 [ nán wěi ]: latitude south
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