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The rules of life, the universe, and everything.
Japan kotowari

At essence, this word means science. But it's a very ambiguous and open term. 理 speaks to the reason that all things exist, and how things work from the microscopic to the cosmic level.

There are many translations for this word, including: inner essence; intrinsic order; reason; logic; truth; science; natural science (esp. physics); principle; the underlying principles of the cosmos; way of things; ruling principle; fundamental law; intrinsicality; universal basis; essential element.

If you are a scientist, or just searching for, "the answer to life, the universe, and everything," this could be the character for you.

Study / Learn / School

China xué
Japan gaku
Study / Learn / School

學 is "study" or "learn" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

學 is a very broad character that can mean a lot of things related to scholarship. It can refer to a school (in fact, if you put the character for "big" in front of this, you have "college" or "university," if you put the word for "middle," you have "middle school." This can also mean science; the process of acquiring knowledge; learning; scholarship; erudition; knowledge. It can also add the Chinese or Japanese version of "-ology" (the study of) to many words.

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Mandarin xué / xue2
Taiwan hsüeh
Japanese manabu まなぶ
 satoru さとる
 gaku がく
Chinese to learn; to study; to imitate; science; -ology
Japanese (personal name) Manabu; (given name) Satoru; (personal name) Gaku
śikṣ; to study, learn, the process of acquiring knowledge; learning.
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Mandarin huì / hui4
Taiwan hui
Japanese megumi めぐみ
 muu / mu むう
 fui ふい
 takashi たかし
 sui すい
 sayaka さやか
 satoru さとる
 satori さとり
 satoshi さとし
 satoi さとい
 sato さと
 keiji / keji けいじ
 kei / ke けい
 akira あきら
Chinese intelligent
Japanese (1) wisdom; enlightenment; (2) (Buddhist term) prajna (one of the three divisions of the noble eightfold path); wisdom; (female given name) Megumi; (female given name) Muu; (female given name) Fui; (given name) Toshi; (personal name) Takashi; (female given name) Sui; (female given name) Sayaka; (given name) Satoru; (female given name) Satori; (male given name) Satoshi; (female given name) Satoi; (female given name) Sato; (personal name) Keiji; (female given name) Kei; (personal name) E; (female given name) Akira
prajñā ; sometimes jñāna. Wisdom, discernment, understanding; the power to discern things and their underlying principles and to decide the doubtful. It is often interchanged with 智, though not correctly, for zhi means knowledge, the science of the phenomenal, while hui refers more generally to principles or morals. It is part of the name of many monks, e.g. 慧可 Huike; 慧思Huisi.
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Mandarin/ li3
Taiwan li
Japanese wataru わたる
 risaki りさき
 ria りあ
 michi みち
 masaru まさる
 masashi まさし
 masa まさ
 makoto まこと
 tooru とおる
 tadasu ただす
 tadashi ただし
 takashi たかし
 sunaho すなほ
 satoru さとる
 satori さとり
 satomi さとみ
 satoshi さとし
 sadamu さだむ
 kotoha ことは
 osamu おさむ
 aya あや
Chinese texture; grain (of wood); inner essence; intrinsic order; reason; logic; truth; science; natural science (esp. physics); to manage; to pay attention to; to run (affairs); to handle; to put in order; to tidy up
Japanese (1) reason; principle; logic; (2) (Buddhist term) general principle (as opposed to individual concrete phenomenon); (3) (in neo-Confucianism) the underlying principles of the cosmos; reason; truth; way of things; justice; (given name) Wataru; (surname) Risaki; (personal name) Ria; (given name) Ri; (female given name) Michi; (personal name) Masaru; (given name) Masashi; (personal name) Masa; (female given name) Makoto; (given name) Tooru; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Takashi; (female given name) Sunaho; (female given name) Satoru; (female given name) Satori; (female given name) Satomi; (male given name) Satoshi; (given name) Sadamu; (female given name) Kotoha
siddhānta; hetu. Ruling principle, fundamental law, intrinsicality, universal basis, essential element; nidāna, reason; pramāṇa, to arrange, regulate, rule, rectify.
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Mandarin zhōng yī / zhong1 yi1
Taiwan chung i
Chinese traditional Chinese medical science; a doctor trained in Chinese medicine
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Mandarin dòng tài / dong4 tai4
Taiwan tung t`ai / tung tai
Japanese doutai / dotai どうたい
Chinese movement; motion; development; trend; dynamic (science)
Japanese movement; dynamic state
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Mandarin guī lǜ / gui1 lu:4
Taiwan kuei lü
Japanese kiritsu きりつ
Chinese rule (e.g. of science); law of behavior; regular pattern; rhythm; discipline
Japanese (1) order; observance; discipline; (2) rules; law; regulations
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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Mandarin/ ge2
Taiwan ko
Japanese wataru わたる
 noboru のぼる
 tooru とおる
 tsutomu つとむ
 tadasu ただす
 tadashi ただし
 kiwame きわめ
 kiwamu きわむ
 kaku かく
 kaihei / kaihe かいへい
 itaru いたる
Chinese square; frame; rule; (legal) case; style; character; standard; pattern; (grammar) case; (classical) to obstruct; to hinder; (classical) to arrive; to come; (classical) to investigate; to study exhaustively
Japanese (archaism) amendment (of the ritsuryo); (n,n-suf) status; character; case; (given name) Wataru; (given name) Noboru; (given name) Tooru; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (personal name) Kiwame; (personal name) Kiwamu; (given name) Kaku; (personal name) Kaihei; (female given name) Itaru
A rule, line, pattern; reach, research, science; to ascertain

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Mandarin shí / shi2
Taiwan shih
Japanese tsuguhide つぐひで
 shiki しき
 satoru さとる
 sato さと
Chinese to record; to write a footnote; to know; knowledge; Taiwan pr. [shi4]
Japanese (1) acquaintanceship; (2) (Buddhist term) vijnana; consciousness; (3) written by...; (personal name) Tsuguhide; (female given name) Shiki; (given name) Satoru; (female given name) Sato
vijñāna, "the art of distinguishing, or perceiving, or recognizing, discerning, understanding, comprehending, distinction, intelligence, knowledge, science, learning . . . wisdom." M.W. parijñāna, "perception, thorough knowledge," etc. M.W. It is intp. by 心 the mind, mental discernment, perception, in contrast with the object discerned; also by 了別 understanding and discrimination. There are classifications of 一識 that all things are the one mind, or are metaphysical; 二識 q. v. discriminating the ālaya-vijñāna or primal undivided condition from the mano-vijñāna or that of discrimination; 三識 in the Laṅkāvatāra Sutra, fundamental, manifested and discriminate; 五識 q.v. in the 起信論, i.e. 業, 轉, 現, 知, and 相續識; 六識 the perceptions and discernings of the six organs of sense; also of 8, 9, 10, and 11 識. The most important is the eight of the 起信論, i.e. the perceptions of the six organs of sense, eye, ear, nose, tongue, body (or touch), and mind, together with manas, intp. as 意識 the consciousness of the previous moment, on which the other six depend; the eighth is the ālaya-vijñāna, v. 阿賴耶, in which is contained the seed or stock of all phenomena and which 無沒 loses none, or nothing, is indestructible; a substitute for the seventh is ādāna 'receiving' of the 唯識, which is intp. as 無解 undiscriminated, or indefinite perception; there is a difference of view between the 相 and the 性 schools in regard to the seventh and eight 識; and the latter school add a ninth called the amala, or pure vijñāna, i.e. the non-phenomenal 眞如識. The esoterics add that all phenomena are mental and all things are the one mind, hence the one mind is 無量識 unlimited mind or knowledge, every kind of knowledge, or omniscience. vijñāna is one of the twelve nidānas.; Ālaya-vijñāna and mano-vijñāna; i. e. 阿梨耶 | and 分別事 |; v. 識; to know

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Japanese gigaku ぎがく
Japanese false science; science out of line with the world of thought

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Mandarin bó wù / bo2 wu4
Taiwan po wu
Japanese hakubutsu はくぶつ
Chinese natural science
Japanese (1) (abbreviation) natural history; (2) wide learning; broad area of learning

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Mandarin dà zhòng / da4 zhong4
Taiwan ta chung
Chinese the masses; the great bulk of the population; popular (of music, science etc); Volkswagen (automobile manufacturer)

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Japanese gakumon がくもん
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) scholarship; study; learning; (2) discipline; branch of learning; (a) science

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Japanese gakushin がくしん
Japanese (abbreviation) Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; JSPS; (o) Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (abbreviation); JSPS

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Japanese gakujutsu がくじゅつ
Japanese science; learning; scholarship; arts and sciences; academic pursuits

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Mandarin xué shù / xue2 shu4
Taiwan hsüeh shu
Chinese learning; science; academic; CL:個|个[ge4]

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Mandarin róng liàng / rong2 liang4
Taiwan jung liang
Japanese youryou / yoryo ようりょう
Chinese capacity; volume; quantitative (science)
Japanese (1) capacity; volume; (2) (abbreviation) capacitance

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Japanese jitsugaku じつがく
Japanese practical science

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Mandarin shí yòng / shi2 yong4
Taiwan shih yung
Chinese practical; functional; pragmatic; applied (science)

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Mandarin gōng xué / gong1 xue2
Taiwan kung hsüeh
Chinese engineering; industrial science

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Mandarin jù jí / ju4 ji2
Taiwan chü chi
Chinese (computer science) macro (primarily Hong Kong and Taiwan)

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Mandarin yǐ zhī / yi3 zhi1
Taiwan i chih
Japanese ichi
Chinese known (to science)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Japanese igaku いがく
Japanese medical science; medicine

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Japanese ika いか
Japanese medical science; medical department

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Mandarin tú líng / tu2 ling2
Taiwan t`u ling / tu ling
Chinese Alan Turing (1912-1954), English mathematician, considered as the father of computer science

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Mandarin lěng mén / leng3 men2
Taiwan leng men
Chinese a neglected branch (of arts, science, sports etc); fig. a complete unknown who wins a competition

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Japanese shougaku / shogaku しょうがく
Japanese commercial science

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Mandarin nèi hé / nei4 he2
Taiwan nei ho
Chinese kernel (computer science)

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Japanese heigaku / hegaku へいがく
Japanese military science; strategy; tactics

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Mandarin bīng shū / bing1 shu1
Taiwan ping shu
Japanese heisho / hesho へいしょ
Chinese a book on the art of war
Japanese book on military science

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Mandarin qián yán / qian2 yan2
Taiwan ch`ien yen / chien yen
Chinese front-line; forward position; outpost; extending ahead; frontier (of science, technology etc)

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Search for Science in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Science kotowarilǐ / li3 / li

gakuxué / xue2 / xue hsüeh
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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