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English Definitionorder; sequence; one after another
Simplified Script次第
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄘˋ ㄉㄧˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ci3dai6
Word Decomposition
next in sequence; second; the second (day, time etc); secondary; vice-; sub-; infra-; inferior quality; substandard; order; sequence; hypo- (chemistry); measure word for enumerated events: time
(prefix indicating ordinal number, e.g. first, number two etc); order; (old) rank in the imperial examinations; mansion; (lit.) but; just

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
次数cìshùnumber of times; frequency; order number (in a series); power (math.); degree of a polynomial (math.)
次品cìpǐnsubstandard products; defective; seconds
次序cìxùsequence; order
次之cìzhīsecond (in a competition); occupying second place
Words With Same Tail Word    
上第shàngdìtop notch; highest quality
不第bùdìto fail the civil service examination (in imperial China)
及第jídìto pass an imperial examination
品第pǐndìgrade (i.e. quality); rank
宅第zháidìresidence; mansion
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