Each kanji character has a component (possibly the whole character) which can serve as both a semantic factor in the meaning of the character and, along with stroke count, provides one way to unambiguously arrange kanji in an order.

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Is there a reliable translation of the kangxi radicals?

Inspired by the Wikipedia page on Kangxi radicals I decided to study the meaning and writing of radicals before I tackle the much more numerous kanji. But in working my way through the list, I started ...