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To find any kanji, first try to identify the components it is made up of. Once you have identified any component, search for it in any of three ways:
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  • Notice that 漢 is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫
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  • Alternatively, look for a component in the list. 氵 艹 口 each have three strokes; 夫 has four strokes
  • If you know the meanings of the components, type any of them in the text area: water (氵), grass (艹), mouth (口) or husband (夫)
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Components

爻 means 'divination'

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 89    Usefulness: 7    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 1 word   Used in 4 words   Component in 29 kanji (2 Jōyō)
Hyōgaiji (表外字)
On    コウ   ギョウ
Kun    まじわる to mix with, to associate with, to join, double X radical (no. 89)
This radical has just one Joyo kanji, (2053: refreshing), and some sources don't even categorize under radical 89! Nor do sources agree on the Japanese name of this radical, but that makes things more interesting because the various possibilities are colorful.
⿱   () crossed swords   crossed swords  
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noun
yao (line representing yin or yang that comprises one third of a trigram)  (see also: )
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noun
commentary (on any of the 384 lines of the hexagrams in the Book of Changes)
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noun
yang yao (unbroken line composing one third of a trigram)  (see also: )
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noun
yin yao (broken line composing one third of a trigram)  (see also: )
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divination
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crossed swords
crossed swords
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Search results include information from a variety of sources, including Kanshudo (kanji mnemonics, kanji readings, kanji components, vocab and name frequency data, grammar points), JMdict (vocabulary), Tatoeba (examples), Enamdict (names), KanjiVG (kanji animations and stroke order), and Joy o' Kanji (kanji and radical synopses). Translations provided by Google's Neural Machine Translation engine. For more information see credits.
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