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Radical 1 or radical one () meaning "
one 1 (one, also called unit, and unity) is a number A number is a mathematical object used to counting, count, measurement, measure, and nominal number, label. The original examples are the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and so forth. Numbers can ...

one
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Kangxi radical The 214 Kangxi radicals (), also known as the Zihui radicals, form a system of radicals () of Chinese characters Chinese characters, also called ''hanzi'' (), are logogram In a written language A written language is the repres ...
s (214 radicals in total) composed of 1
stroke A stroke is a medical condition A disease is a particular abnormal condition that negatively affects the structure or function (biology), function of all or part of an organism, and that is not due to any immediate external injury. Di ...
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Kangxi Dictionary #REDIRECT Kangxi Dictionary#REDIRECT Kangxi Dictionary The ''Kangxi Dictionary'' () is the standard Chinese dictionary during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Kangxi Emperor of Qing Dynasty The Qing dynasty, officially the Great Qing (), ...
'', there are 42 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this
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. is also the 1st indexing component in the ''
Table of Indexing Chinese Character Components ''The Table of Indexing Chinese Character Components'' () is a lexicography, lexicographic tool used to order the Chinese characters in mainland China. The specification is also known as GF 0011-2009. In China's normative documents, "radical" is d ...
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Simplified Chinese Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters Chinese characters, also called ''hanzi'' (), are logogram In a written language A written language is the representation of a spoken or gestural language by ...
dictionaries published in
mainland China The term "mainland China" refers to the area directly governed by the People's Republic of China China (), officially the People's Republic of China (PRC; ), is a country in East Asia. It is the world's List of countries and dependencies ...

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Evolution

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Large seal script Large Seal script or Great Seal script () is a traditional reference to Chinese writing Written Chinese () comprises Chinese characters used to represent the Chinese language. Chinese characters do not constitute an alphabet or a compact syllab ...
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Small seal script Small Seal Script (Chinese language, Chinese: , ''xiǎozhuàn'') or Qin Script (, ''Qínzhuàn''), is an archaic form of Chinese calligraphy. It was standardized and promulgated as a national standard by the government of Qin Shi Huang, t ...
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Derived characters


In calligraphy

The only stroke in radical one, known as ''héng'' "horizontal", is called ''cè'' in the eight principles of the character 永 ( ''Yǒngzì Bāfǎ'') which are the basis of
Chinese calligraphy Chinese calligraphy is the writing of Chinese characters Chinese characters, also called ''hanzi'' (), are logogram In a written language A written language is the representation of a spoken or gestural language by means of ...
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Chinese numerals Chinese numerals are words and characters used to denote number A number is a mathematical object A mathematical object is an abstract concept arising in mathematics. In the usual language of mathematics, an ''object'' is anything that has be ...
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