n. subject of study, department, unit, division; (biology) Family
Other meanings
[kē]   n. division, section, department
[kē]   char. imperial civil exam or its subjects; article, clause (in laws and regulations); to impose a punishment; words said as part of a classical Chinese opera
    grain
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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.
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lǐ kē
n. science
xué kē
n. branch of learning, subject, course
wén kē
n. liberal arts (subjects)
xiāo huà nèi kē
nphr. (Med.) division/ unit of internal digestion
dòu kē zhí wù
nphr. leguminous plants