Radical 24

Radical 24 or radical ten (十部) meaning ten, complete, or perfect is one of 23 of the 214 Kangxi radicals that are composed of 2 strokes.

In the Kangxi Dictionary, there are 55 characters (out of 40,000) to be found under this radical.

is also the 6th indexing component in the Table of Indexing Chinese Character Components predominantly adopted by Simplified Chinese dictionaries published in mainland China.

is two crossed lines. It was originally a vertical line, a pictogram of a needle (now /针), later supplemented by a dot in the center of the stroke which became a short cross-stroke and expanded to the current shape.