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Yadang

What does 通 in a Chinese-Chinese dictionary entry mean?

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Yadang

See the screenshot below:

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If I then go to the dictionary entry for 愣 I see:

 

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...The 2nd definition for 愣 is the same as that for 怔

 

What does this mean about the relation between 怔 and 愣?

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'Same as' ('coherent with…')

 

The dictionary is telling you the Taiwan 怔 is used equivalently with the Taiwan+mainland usage of 愣 (in its second meaning as listed)

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 通用 interchangeable with「xyz」

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