fēn [Chinese]

1

In the 20th century, the equivalent in Chinese to the SI prefix “deci-”. For example fēnmǐ 分米, decimeter.

2

A minute of time, and a minute of angle or arc.

The following three units belong to the shìzhì system of weights and measures. Currently they are usually referred to as shìfēn 市分, not fēn.

3

a unit of length, ¹⁄₃ centimeter. link to a chart showing relationships between Chinese units of length in the shi zhi system. Traditionally = 1/100 chi.

4

a unit of mass, = 0.5 grams. (UN 1966) link to a chart showing relationships between Chinese units of mass in the shi zhi system. Traditionally = 0.01 liang.

5

a unit of area, 66²⁄₃ square meters. (UN 1966) link to a chart showing relationships between Chinese units of land area in the shi zhi system. Traditionally = 0.1 mu.

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