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kata

[kah-tuh] /ˈkɑ tə/
noun
1.
an exercise consisting of several of the specific movements of a martial art, especially a pattern prescribed for defending oneself against several attackers, used in judo and karate training.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; < Japanese: shape, pattern

kata-

1.
variant of cata-.
Also, especially before a vowel, kat-.
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  • It appeared to be the perfect tuna, a vision of true kata.
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kata

/ˈkætə/
noun
1.
an exercise consisting of a sequence of the specific movements of a martial art, used in training and designed to show skill in technique
Word Origin
C20: Japanese, literally: shape, pattern

kata-

prefix
1.
a variant of cata-
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