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型 is often used in Japanese martial arts to mean a certain set of movements and techniques.

The meaning in other context (and in Chinese or Korean) can be model, type, style, pattern, mold, mould, template, or form.

One Japanese dictionary defines it as, "standard form of a movement, posture, etc. in martial arts, sport, etc".

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Katakataxíng / xing2 / xinghsing

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Simple Dictionary Definition

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xíng / xing2
 kata(p);gata / かた(P);がた
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mold; type; style; model
(1) model; type (e.g. of machine, goods, etc.); (n,n-suf) (2) (がた when a suffix) (See 朝型) type; style; pattern; (3) mold (mould); template; model; (4) kata (standard form of a movement, posture, etc. in martial arts, sport, etc.); (5) form (i.e. customary procedure); (6) size (i.e. clothing, shoes); (7) inch (in diagonal display size); (8) (obscure) (See 品種・2) (taxonomical) form


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 kaataa / kata / カーター
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(personal name) Carter; Karter

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xíng / xing2
 kei / ke / けい
to appear; to look; form; shape
(suffix) (1) (See 活用形・かつようけい,三角形・さんかくけい) form; tense; (2) (abbreviation) (part of speech tag used in dictionaries) (See 形容詞) adjective; i-adjective (in Japanese); (surname) Kata
Form, figure, appearance, the body; form

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/ xi4
 kata / かた
saline land; salt marsh
lagoon; (surname) Gata

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jiān / jian1
 kata / かた
shoulder; to shoulder (responsibilities etc)
shoulder; (surname) Kata
Shoulder; shoulder


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 kata / カタ (female given name) Kata; (place-name) Katha (Burmah)


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 kata / かた (surname) Kata


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 kata / かた (surname) Kata


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 kata / かた (noun or adjectival noun) many; plentiful



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guà dā / gua4 da1
kua ta
(of a monk) to take residence at a temple
hang up one's things



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zhuā chuí / zhua1 chui2
chua ch`ui / chua chui
to beat (with a stick)


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 kata / かた (surname) Kata


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 kumite / くみて (1) wooden joints; (2) paired karate kata; (3) (sumo) beltwork



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guò duō / guo4 duo1
kuo to
 kata / かた
too many; excessive
(noun or adjectival noun) (ant: 過少) excess; surplus; superabundance


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 kumite / くみて (1) wooden joints; (2) paired karate kata; (3) (sumo) beltwork


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 kataeki / かたえき (st) Kata Station


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sān chàng qié tuó / san1 chang4 qie2 tuo2
san ch`ang ch`ieh t`o / san chang chieh to
 sanshō kata
three repetitions of a verse


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 karatenokata / からてのかた kata (in karate)


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 okumenokata / おくめのかた (person) Okume no Kata (concubine of Tokugawa Yoshimune; 1697-1777); Kakujuin


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 kumite / くみて (1) wooden joints; (2) paired karate kata; (3) {sumo} beltwork

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