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Radical 27 or radical cliff () meaning "
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cliff
" is one of the 23
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 total) composed of two
strokes A stroke is a medical condition A disease is a particular abnormal condition that negatively affects the structure A structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system A system ...
. In the ''
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 129 characters (out of 49,030) to be found under this
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. is also the 7th 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 ...
'' predominantly adopted by
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 ...

mainland China
, with being its associated indexing component. Though the Chinese character shares the same form as the simplified form of (''chǎng'', variant: ) which means "factory", the two are historically irrelevant in terms of meanings.


Evolution

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Oracle bone script Oracle bone script () was an ancestor of modern Chinese characters engraved on oracle bonesanimal bones or turtle plastrons used in pyromancy, pyromantic divinationin the late 2nd millennium BC, and is the earliest known form of Chinese writin ...
character File:厂-bronze.svg,
Bronze script Chinese bronze inscriptions, also commonly referred to as bronze script or bronzeware script, are writing in a variety of Chinese scripts The Chinese family of scripts are writing systems descended from the Chinese Oracle Bone Script Oracle bo ...
character File:厂-bigseal.svg,
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 ...
character File:厂-seal.svg,
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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External links


Unihan Database - U+5382
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