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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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sān mèi / san1 mei4
san mei
 sanmai;zanmai / さんまい;ざんまい
Samadhi (Buddhist term)
(1) (さんまい only) {Buddh} samadhi (state of intense concentration achieved through meditation) (san:); (suffix noun) (2) (usu. ざんまい) being immersed in; being absorbed in; indulging in; doing to one's heart's content; (3) (usu. ざんまい) prone to; apt to; (given name) Sanmai
(三昧地) Samādhi, "putting together, composing the mind, intent contemplation, perfect absorption, union of the meditator with the object of meditation." (M. W.) Also 三摩地 (三摩提, 三摩帝, 三摩底). Interpreted by 定 or 正定, the mind fixed and undisturbed; by 正受 correct sensation of the object contemplated; by 調直定 ordering and fixing the mind; by 正心行處 the condition when the motions of the mind are steadied and harmonized with the object; by 息慮凝心 the cessation of distraction and the fixation of the mind; by 等持 the mind held in equilibrium; by 奢摩他, i.e. 止息 to stay the breathing. It is described as concentration of the mind (upon an object). The aim is 解脫, mukti, deliverance from all the trammels of life, the bondage of the passions and reincarnations. It may pass from abstraction to ecstasy, or rapture, or trance. Dhyāna 定 represents a simpler form of contemplation; samāpatti 三摩鉢底 a stage further advanced; and samādhi the highest stage of the Buddhist equivalent for Yoga, though Yoga is considered by some as a Buddhist development differing from samādhi. The 翻譯名義 says: 思專 when the mind has been concentrated, then 志一不分 the will is undivided; when 想寂 active thought has been put to rest, then 氣虛神朗 the material becomes etherealized and the spirit liberated, on which 智 knowledge, or the power to know, has free course, and there is no mystery into which it cannot probe. Cf. 智度論 5, 20, 23, 28; 止觀 2; 大乘義章 2, 9, 1 3, 20, etc. There are numerous kinds and degrees of samādhi; (Skt. samādhi)


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jun héng / jun1 heng2
chün heng
 kinkou / kinko / きんこう
equal; balanced; harmony; equilibrium
(noun/participle) equilibrium; balance


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ān dìng / an1 ding4
an ting
 antei / ante / あんてい
stable; quiet; settled; stabilize; maintain; stabilized; calm and orderly
(n,vs,adj-na,adj-no) stability; steadiness; equilibrium; (surname, given name) Yasusada



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jun shì / jun1 shi4
chün shih
 kinsei / kinse / きんせい
equilibrium of forces; balance of power
uniformity; balance (equilibrium) of power


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píng héng / ping2 heng2
p`ing heng / ping heng
 heikou / heko / へいこう
balance; equilibrium
(noun/participle) even scale; equilibrium; balance; equalization; equalisation

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shě / she3
to give up; to abandon; to give alms
upekṣā, neglect, indifference, abandoning, M.W. To relinquish, renounce, abandon, reject, give. One of the chief Buddhist virtues, that of renunciation, leading to a state of "indifference without pleasure or pain" (Keith), or independence of both. v. 舍. It is defined as the mind 平等 in equilibrium, i.e. above the distinction of things or persons, of self or others; indifferent, having abandoned the world and all things and having no affections or desires. One of the seven bodhyaṅgas. Translit. sa, śa, s(r); to abandon



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duì xiāo / dui4 xiao1
tui hsiao
in equilibrium; to cancel out (of opposite forces) (physics)


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píng jun / ping2 jun1
p`ing chün / ping chün
 heikin(p);heigin(ok) / hekin(p);hegin(ok) / へいきん(P);へいぎん(ok)
average; on average; evenly; in equal proportions
(noun/participle) (1) average; mean; (2) balance; equilibrium


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děng chí / deng3 chi2
teng ch`ih / teng chih
Holding oneself in equanimity, a tr. of samādhi, as also is 三等持, i.e. samādhi-equilibrium; also of samāpatti, v. 三摩鉢底 and 等至; concentration


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 tsuriai / つりあい balance; equilibrium



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yōu bì shě / you1 bi4 she3
yu pi she
(or 優畢叉) upekṣā. The state of mental equilibrium in which the mind has no bent or attachment and neither meditates nor acts, a state of indifference. Explained by 捨 abandonment.


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 kaneai / かねあい (noun/participle) equilibrium; good balance; poise



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dòng píng héng / dong4 ping2 heng2
tung p`ing heng / tung ping heng
dynamic equilibrium; dynamic balancing


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 anteisei / antese / あんていせい stability; security; equilibrium



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píng héng tài / ping2 heng2 tai4
p`ing heng t`ai / ping heng tai
balance; (state of) equilibrium


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 tsuriai / つりあい balance; equilibrium


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 tsuriau / つりあう (v5u,vi) (1) to balance; to be in harmony; to be in equilibrium; (2) to suit; to go well together; to be a good match


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fēi píng héng / fei1 ping2 heng2
fei p`ing heng / fei ping heng
non-equilibrium; disequilibrium; unbalance


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 tsuriau / つりあう (v5u,vi) (1) to balance; to be in harmony; to be in equilibrium; (2) to suit; to go well together; to be a good match



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bù wěn píng héng / bu4 wen3 ping2 heng2
pu wen p`ing heng / pu wen ping heng
unstable equilibrium


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 kaneai / かねあい (noun/participle) equilibrium; good balance; poise


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 kagakuheikou / kagakuheko / かがくへいこう chemical equilibrium


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 kokunaikinkou / kokunaikinko / こくないきんこう domestic equilibrium; internal balance; internal equilibrium


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 kinkoukakaku / kinkokakaku / きんこうかかく equilibrium price


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 shijoukinkou / shijokinko / しじょうきんこう market equilibrium


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 heikouteisuu / hekotesu / へいこうていすう equilibrium constant


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 heikoukankaku / hekokankaku / へいこうかんかく sense of equilibrium; sense of balance


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 kakudaikinkou / kakudaikinko / かくだいきんこう an expanded or expanding equilibrium



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rè dòng píng héng / re4 dong4 ping2 heng2
je tung p`ing heng / je tung ping heng
thermodynamic equilibrium


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 bubunkinkou / bubunkinko / ぶぶんきんこう partial equilibrium


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 tsuriai / つりあい balance; equilibrium


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 tsuriau / つりあう (v5u,vi) (1) to balance; to be in harmony; to be in equilibrium; (2) to suit; to go well together; to be a good match



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jìng lì píng héng / jing4 li4 ping2 heng2
ching li p`ing heng / ching li ping heng
static equilibrium


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 heiseiotamotsu / heseotamotsu / へいせいをたもつ (exp,v5t) to keep one's temper; to maintain one's composure; to remain calm; to keep presence of mind; to preserve one's equilibrium


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 danzokuheikousetsu / danzokuhekosetsu / だんぞくへいこうせつ {biol} punctuated equilibrium (theory of evolutionary biology)


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 kuukanshikishicchou / kukanshikishiccho / くうかんしきしっちょう loss of equilibrium; vertigo


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 sanenkiheikou / sanenkiheko / さんえんきへいこう acid-base equilibrium


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 nasshukinkou / nasshukinko / ナッシュきんこう Nash equilibrium


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 ippankinkouriron / ippankinkoriron / いっぱんきんこうりろん general equilibrium theory


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 heikouidounohousoku / hekoidonohosoku / へいこういどうのほうそく (obscure) law of equilibrium (Le Chatelier's principle)


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 kaneai / かねあい (noun/participle) equilibrium; good balance; poise


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 tsuriau / つりあう (v5u,vi) (1) to balance; to be in harmony; to be in equilibrium; (2) to suit; to go well together; to be a good match


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 tsuriai / つりあい balance; equilibrium

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

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