hsing-sheng

hsing shêng

[shing shuhng]
noun
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)

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To hsing-sheng
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: hsing shêng
Next Definition: hsing-shêng
Words Near: hsing-sheng
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for hsing-sheng
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing hsing-sheng
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature