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Alternate usage?[edit]

In a Chinese dictionary, this character appears to be used in a definition, in the sense of the command "See..." (i.e. if one refers to a definition for a particular term, such as "cocoa," and rather than defining the term, it says "See chocolate." Is this an additional use of this character? If so, it should be added to the entry. 01:22, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

In literary Chinese, is roughly a synonym for . -- A-cai 23:09, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure the sense I saw the character used is still reflected in the definitions given in this entry, as none of them seems to reflect exactly this sense/usage. 00:46, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

I agree, none of the definitions in the current entry seem to match. Are you familiar enough with the usage of to understand my above explanation? For example, compare the following two sentences:
If you have studied beginning Mandarin, you should recognize the pattern in the bottom sentence. The top sentence has the equivalent meaning, but in a more formal written style. -- A-cai 08:32, 9 December 2007 (UTC)