Taxonomy of meanings for 形:

  • 形 xíng (OC: ɡeeŋ MC: ɦeŋ) 戶經切 平 廣韻:【容也常也 】
    • SHAPE
      • nconcreteabstract term for the concrete physical visible shape and manifestation of something [Note that paradoxically the notion of "concrete" is highly abstract.]
      • nabCHEMLA 2003:
      • nabdimensionthree-dimensional physical visible shape
      • nabfigurativeabstract: shape, distinct form, 'image'
      • vt[oN]provide a form of things
      • vtoNcausativecause to have shape
      • viprocesstake shape
      • vadNpassivesculpted, shaped
      • nab{PRED}be of (such-and-such-a) shape
      • nabspecificliterary form
      • nab(.post-N)the shape of the contextually determinate N
      • nphysical object
      • physical>BODY
        • n(post-N)the body of the contextually determinate N
        • n[post-N]body; physical appearance (mostly n(post-N))
        • nreflexivephysical body as opposed to the Self which has this body (without being identical with it)
        • nbody
      • adjectival>VISIBLE
        • nabdimensionphyscial manifestation, visible manifestation; concrete action
        • vichangebecome physically manifest, take physical shape
        • vichangetake shape, be formed
        • vtoNto form
        • vtoNcausativemake physically manifest
        • vt prep Ntake shape in, become manifest in
        • make visible, act out>ACT
          • nabactfor 刑: performance (according to job description míng 名 )
      • abstract: constellation>SITUATION
        • nabfactualconcrete situation; concrete (military) constellation, strategic constellation; HF 2.8.10: physical constellation, objective situation, manifest situation
        • be apparent as situation>SEEM
          • nab.adVby all appearances, apparently
          • causative: create the appearance of>DEPICT
            • vtoNdepict
            • vtoNdepict in writing
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