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hsing shêng

[shing shuhng] /ˈʃɪŋ ˈʃʌŋ/
noun
1.
the process by which many Chinese characters were formed through the combination of two symbols, one phonographic and one logographic, into a single character.
Origin
< Chinese (Wade-Giles) hsing2 shêng1, (pinyin) xíngshēng shape and sound (of voice)
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