Kata meaning

kätä
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(martial arts) A sequence of positions and movements used in the practice of many martial arts.
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A system of basic body positioning and movement exercises, as in karate or judo.
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Abbreviation of kata thermometer.
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(in combination) A drop (in temperature).

Kata thermometer; kata factor.

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In a direction analogous to down, but along the additional axis added by the fourth dimension.
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Alternative form of gata.
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Origin of kata

  • Japanese style, traditional form

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese (“pattern, model”). In English use since the 1950s.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Ancient Greek κατά (kata, “downwards”). Compare cata-.

    From Wiktionary