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China xíng
Japan kata
Kata Vertical Wall Scroll

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."

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin xíng / xing2
Taiwan hsing
Japanese kata(p);gata / かた(P);がた
Kata Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese mold; type; style; model
Japanese (1) model; type (e.g. of machine, goods, etc.); (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) (obscure) (See 品種・2) (taxonomical) form

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Mandarin fāng / fang1
Taiwan fang
Japanese hou / ho / ほう    gata / がた    kata / かた
Kata Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese square; power or involution (mathematics); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute etc); place; method; prescription (medicine); just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbr. for square or cubic meter; surname Fang
Japanese (1) direction; way; side; area (in a particular direction); (2) side (of an argument, etc.); one's part; (3) type; category; (4) field (of study, etc.); (5) indicates one side of a comparison; (6) way; method; manner; means; (7) length (of each side of a square); (suffix) (1) honorific pluralizing suffix (used only for people); (2) (also かた) around (the time that, etc.); about; (1) (also ほう) direction; way; (2) (honorific or respectful language) person; lady; gentleman; (n,n-suf) (3) method of; manner of; way of; (suffix noun) (4) care of ..; (5) (also がた) person in charge of ..; (6) (also がた) side (e.g. "on my mother's side"); (given name) Michi; (female given name) Masani; (given name) Masashi; (surname) Hon; (surname, female given name) Hou; (surname) Fuon; (surname) Pan; (surname) Ban; (surname) Tokukata; (given name) Tamotsu; (given name) Tadashi; (surname) Kata; (personal name) Ataru
Square; place; correct; a means, plan, prescription; then, now, just; to make even

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Mandarin xián / xian2
Taiwan hsien
Japanese ken / けん
Chinese worthy or virtuous person; honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (archaism) intelligence; genius; scholarship; virtue; (male given name) Masaru; (male given name) Makoto; (given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hyongoru; (personal name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Suguru; (given name) Satoru; (male given name) Satoshi; (female given name) Sato; (given name) Sakashi; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (male given name) Ken; (female given name) Kata; (given name) Kashiko
Wise and virtuous, sage, second rank to a 聖 saint; good, excellent in character, virtuous; intelligent

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken / けん
Chinese strong; solid; firm; unyielding; resolute
Japanese (1) (obscure) strength; solidity; firmness; (2) (obscure) armour; armor; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (given name) Takeshi; (personal name) Seiji; (personal name) Jen; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Ken; (male given name) Katsushi; (surname) Kata
dṛḍha. sthira : firm, firmly fixed, reliable; hard

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Mandarin xíng / xing2
Taiwan hsing
Japanese kei / ke / けい    kata;gata / かた;がた
Chinese to appear; to look; form; shape
Japanese (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) (used in dictionaries) (See 形容詞) adjective; i-adjective (in Japanese); (n,suf) (1) (がた when a suffix) (See 型・1) shape; appearance; (2) collateral; (3) (See 銭・ぜに・1) obverse of an old "zeni" coin; (surname) Kata
Form, figure, appearance, the body.

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Mandarin/ xi4
Taiwan hsi
Japanese kata / かた
Chinese saline land; salt marsh
Japanese lagoon; (surname) Gata; (place-name) Kata

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Mandarin piàn // piān / pian4 // pian1
Taiwan p`ien / pien
Japanese hen / へん    kata / かた
Chinese thin piece; flake; a slice; film; TV play; to slice; to carve thin; partial; incomplete; one-sided; classifier for slices, tablets, tract of land, area of water; classifier for CDs, movies, DVDs etc; used with numeral 一[yi1]: classifier for scenario, scene, feeling, atmosphere, sound etc; disk; sheet
Japanese (suffix) (See 一片・いっぺん) piece; chip; flake; (prefix) (1) one (of a pair); (2) incomplete; imperfect; fragmentary; (3) few; little; (4) off-centre; remote; (5) (See 片が付く) side; problem; question; matters; (surname) Katayanagi; (surname) Katayanaki; (surname) Katayana; (personal name) Katamine; (personal name) Katashio; (surname) Kata
A slice, slip, card; brief, few; piece

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Mandarin xiàn / xian4
Taiwan hsien
Japanese ken / けん    agata / あがた
Chinese county
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) prefecture (of Japan); (2) county (of China); (out-dated kanji) (1) territory (pre-Taika: under the Yamato court; Heian: under a provincial governor, etc.); (2) (archaism) countryside; (surname) Ken; (surname) Gata; (surname) Kata; (surname) Kake; (surname) Agata; (surname) Agaku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese kata / かた
Chinese shoulder; to shoulder (responsibilities etc)
Japanese shoulder; (surname) Kata


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



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Mandarin guà dā / gua4 da1
Taiwan kua ta
Japanese kata
Chinese (of a monk) to take residence at a temple
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition



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Mandarin zhuā chuí / zhua1 chui2
Taiwan chua ch`ui / chua chui
Japanese kata
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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



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Mandarin guò duō / guo4 duo1
Taiwan kuo to
Japanese kata / かた
Chinese too many; excessive
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) excess; superabundance


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


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Mandarin sān chàng qié tuó / san1 chang4 qie2 tuo2
Taiwan san ch`ang ch`ieh t`o / san chang chieh to
Japanese sanshō kata
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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


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

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