Taxonomy of meanings for 機:

  • 機 jī (OC: kɯl MC: kɨi) 居依切 平 廣韻:【㑹也萬機也説文云主發謂之機書曰若虞機張傳云機弩牙也居依切十六 】
    • TRIGGER
      • ntrigger mechanism (especially in crossbow)
    • crucial part of skeleton>BONE
        • generalised>MACHINE
          • ncontraption, mechanical device; triggering contraption; mechanical device
          • nadNmechanical
          • nab.post-Ninitiating mechanism; moving mechanism
          • specific: bed for dead body>BIER
            • specific: for catching birds etc>TRAP
              • specific: for weaving>LOOM
                • nloom
                • nadNof the loom
              • metaphorical: feature>CRAFTY
                • nabdispositioncraftiness
                • nadNcontrived and crafty
              • abstract<CAUSE
                • nabmetaphysicalcausal mechanism; crucial mechanism; underlying mechanism
                • physical>ENERGY
                  • appraisive>IMPORTANT
                    • abstract>PRINCIPLE
                      • nabmetaphysicalcrucial point; crucial initiative; decisive mechanism; device
                      • deliberate>PLAN
                        • nabtactics; strategic undertakings; tactical purpose, tactical point
                    • temporal>OPPORTUNITY
                        • abstract>MOMENT
                            • abstract>TIME
                              • ncrucial point in time
                  • STARS
                    • =幾
                    • =璣