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直尺
zhí chǐ



直尺
ruler


Definitions

Chinese > English
直尺zhíchǐ
     1. n. (straight) ruler (measuring or drawing device)
English > Chinese
ruler
     1. 标尺
Components
zhí
     1. (ja-forms, 直, 直, 直)
     2. straight; linear; undeviating
     3. to straighten
     4. vertical; upright; erect
     5. honest; fair
     6. straightforward; forthright; frank
     7. directly; straight
           直去 - to go directly to
     8. intentionally; deliberately
     9. (Chinese calligraphy) vertical stroke in Chinese characters
chǐ
     1. chi; Chinese foot (a traditional Chinese unit of distance based on the human forearm and equal to 10 cun (丈*))
     2. (Mainland) mainland chi; Chinese foot, standardized in 1984 as meter
     3. (Taiwan) Taiwanese foot, standardized as meter and identical to the Japanese shaku
     4. (Hong Kong) chek; Hong Kong foot, standardized as 0.371475 meters
     5. (informal) imperial foot
     6. ruler (straightedge)
     7. tape measure
     8. (music) ((Gongche notation) of re (2).)
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