char./m. norm; rule, regulation; (lit.) to imitate; (used for news, writings, etc.) piece, item
Other meanings
[zé]   conj. (indicating sequence) then,...; (indicating cause and effect, condition) (if...,) then...; (indicating contrast)..., while...; (indicating concession) as...as it is
[zé]   par. preceded by 一, 二 or 三, used to list reasons; used as the copula
    knife (for )
    knife (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
fǎ zé
n. rule, law
shǒu zé
n. rules, regulations, do's and don'ts
yuán zé
n. principle
guī zé
n. rule, regulation
zhǔn zé
n. norm, criterion
pīn còu yì zé gù shi
phr. piece together a story
yǐ shēn zuò zé
v. make oneself an example, make oneself serve as an example to others, play an exemplary role
yì zé
num. a piece of (e.g. news, story, anecdote, advertisement, etc.)