xing

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See also: xīng, xíng, xǐng, and xìng

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From crossing, using X as abbreviation for cross.

Abbreviation[edit]

xing (plural xings)

  1. (US) crossing
    Railroad xing 200 feet ahead.

Usage notes[edit]

Primarily used on road signs – see road crossing. Compare with crossbuck symbol.


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

xing

  1. Nonstandard spelling of xīng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of xíng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of xǐng.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of xìng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.