Taxonomy of meanings for 簡:

  • 簡 jiǎn (OC: kreenʔ MC: kɯæn) 古限切 上 廣韻:【札也牒也略也釋名曰簡間也編之扁扁有間也又姓左氏傳魯大夫簡叔蜀志簡雍傳云本幽州人姓耿後音訛改爲簡古限切七 】
    • BAMBOO
      • nadNmade of bamboo, written on bamboo
      • bamboo-made>WHIP
        • generalised: stationary>BOARD
            • large>PLANK
              • without inscription>STATIONARY
                • nbamboo strip, bamboo slip; bamboo or wooden material for writing on; written material; letter
              • with inscription>DOCUMENT
                  • generalised>LETTER
                    • npost-Han, TANG, LIU ZONGYUAN: letter
                    • feature>>>BRIEF
                        • brief part of poem>LINE
                          • be excessively brief on>NEGLECT
                            • vadVneglecting detail: concisely, briefly
                            • vibe neglectful; be slipshod, unattentive, rough and ready, without polite attention to detail
                            • vpostadVnegligently; shoddily
                            • vtoNattitudinaltreat shabbily; treat with little respect, be arrogant towards; slight (another person)
                            • vtoNN=nonhube slipshod about, be negligent with; leave aside, pay no attention to; be unceremonious and negligent about, fail to pay proper attention to
                          • generalised>SIMPLE
                            • nabactsimplicity
                            • vadNmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
                            • vi(of deportment) be simple an straightforward
                            • viactbe simple, uncontrived
                            • vadNundistinguished; plain
                            • simple-minded>STUPID
                              • vadNslight; unsophisticated
                            • intellectually>EASY
                              • in use of resources>FRUGAL
                                • vtoNbe sparing and economical (in the use of something)
                                • in number of occurrences>>>RARE
                          • associated activity>INVESTIGATE
                            • vtoNexamine; investigate; muster
                            • result>DISTINGUISH
                                • result>CHOOSE
                                  • nabpsychchoice, freedom to choose
                                  • vtoNselect; make choice for SHU, ZHUANG; later: pick for office
                                • result>DISCARD
                                • number of>COUNT
                                  • vtoNcount so as to make an inventory of
                        • MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
                        • RIVERS
                          • MALES OF JIN
                            • RULERS OF QI
                              • RULERS OF ZHENG
                                • RULERS OF ZHOU