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zhōu
n. an ancient administrative division; autonomous prefecture (of Chinese minority); state (in countries such as USA)
    river (for )
    dot stroke; dot radical (is not an independent character) (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.
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广
guǎng zhōu
n. Guangzhou (the capital city of Guangdong Province)
háng zhōu
n. Hangzhou (the capital city of Zhejiang)
wēn zhōu
n. Wenzhou (city in Zhejiang)
zì zhì zhōu
n. autonomous prefecture
zhōu zhǎng
n. governor (of a province or colony); state governor
mì xiē gēn zhōu
nphr. the State of Michigan