I found this Kanji online, what is it and what does it mean?

Is this a Japanese Kanji?

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The character is 真{しん} where しん (shin) is the on'yomi. It's also has the kun'yomi readings of ま or まこと (ma and makoto). It means truth.

Some examples of words using this character are: 真{ま}ん中{なか} meaning right in the middle. Or, 真理{しんり} meaning truth. Or, 真珠{しんじゅ} meaning pearl. 写真{しゃしん} means photograph.

So, as you can see it is used in a wide array of words.


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