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English Definitionto reduce; to lessen; to cut down
Simplified Script裁减
Traditional Script裁減
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄘㄞˊ ㄐㄧㄢˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)coi4gaam2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Advanced
Word Decomposition
cáito cut out (as a dress); to cut; to trim; to reduce; to diminish; to cut back (e.g. on staff); decision; judgment
jiǎnto lower; to decrease; to reduce; to subtract; to diminish

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
裁判cáipànjudgment; to referee; umpire; judge; referee
裁决cáijuéruling; adjudication
裁员cáiyuánto cut staff; to lay off employees
Words With Same Tail Word    
削减xuējiǎnto cut down; to reduce; to lower
删减shānjiǎnto delete; to censor out
增减zēngjiǎnto add or subtract; to increase or decrease; to go up or go down
宽减kuānjiǎntax relief
平减píngjiǎnto deflate; to decrease (number, esp. price)
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