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PinYin zhǐ shì    Simplified 指事    Traditional 指事
  1. ideogram (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters)
  2. Chinese character indicating an idea, such as up and down
  3. also known as self-explanatory character

Chinese meanings
  1. zhǐshì
    六书之一。指事是说字由象征性的符号构成。如:‘上’字古写作‘二’,‘下’字古写作‘’。

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