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Radical:+ 12 strokes = 15 strokes total.
References:Guangyun: p.329#6 Kangxi: p.291#22 Cihai: p.429r6c03 GSR: 665.a Hanyu: v2,p0954#05
Composition:Top: , bottom: . Component of: 𢸙 𪬺 𡂹 𤪺 𧀯 𥣳 𮆳 𣠒 𧺀 𧺁
Mandarin:shěn ㄕㄣˇ
Fanqie:式任 (《广韵·上声··》)
Unihan definition:examine, investigate; judge

CTP Dictionary

shěn ㄕㄣˇ (1): 周密,详细。 Detailed, thorough.
To this attainment there are requisite the extensive study of what is good, accurate inquiry about it, careful reflection on it, the clear discrimination of it, and the earnest practice of it.
shěn ㄕㄣˇ (2.1): 仔细考察,研究。 Investigate thoroughly, research.
"Distinguishing" will be used to make clear the distinction between so and not-so; investigate the rules of order and chaos; make clear the locations of similarity and difference; examine the patterns of name and stuff; locate benefit and harm, and resolve doubts.
shěn ㄕㄣˇ (2.2): 讯问,审讯。 Interrogation, trial.
shěn ㄕㄣˇ (3): 清楚,明白。 Clear, unambiguous.
shěn ㄕㄣˇ (4): 慎重,审慎。 Cautious, prudent, take seriously.
Thus the sayings of Analogy, Similarity, Leading, and Extending, proceed and become different, turn and become unsafe, go far and become lost, flow and lose their foundation - this must be examined, and they cannot be constantly applied.
It is necessary to examine whence fame and profit spring.
shěn ㄕㄣˇ (5): 确实,果真。 True, reliable.
pán ㄆㄢˊ (6): 通“渖”:水回流处。 Place where water swirls about.
Where the water wheels about from (the movements of) a dugong, there is an abyss; where it does so from the arresting (of its course), there is an abyss; where it does so, and the water keeps flowing on, there is an abyss.
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