Taxonomy of meanings for 權:

  • 權 quán (OC: ɡron MC: ɡʷɯiɛn) 巨員切 平 廣韻:【權變也反常合道又宜也秉也平也稱錘也又爾雅曰權黄華又姓出天水本顓頊之後楚武王使鬬緡尹權後因氏俗作權巨員切二十三 】
    • SCALES
      • nweights (without the scales used to weigh things)
      • even level: relevant feature>FLAT
        • action>WEIGH
          • viactto be engaged in a general action of weighing
          • viactweigh pros and cons??
          • vtoNdetermine weight of with lever scales; determine situation as with lever scales, gauge properly
          • vtoNfigurativeweigh (abstractly, objects like profit or harm etc), evaluate
          • feature>HEAVY
            • generalised>MEASURE
                • generalised>ASSESS
                  • nabmethodmethod of assessment
                • abstract>THINK
                    • intellectual>COMPARE
                      • about future>PLAN
                        • viactweigh and assess strategic plans
                        • nabstrategic plans
                        • generalised>METHOD
                          • nab.adVas a method; as an expedient means
                          • nabbuddhistBUDDH: method (syn. to 方便 ) SOOTHILL: "The weight (on a steelyard), weight, authority, power; to balance, adjudge; bias, expediency, partial, provisional, temporary, positional; in Buddhist scriptures it is used like 方便 expediency, or temporary; it is the adversative of 實 "See DDB: http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xpr-ddb.pl?6b.xml+id('b6b0a')
                          • of dominating>POWER
                            • nabsocialleverage; political leverage, weight and power; power to make the final assessment
                            • nadNpowerful
                            • generalised>INFLUENCE
                                • moral or political>AUTHORITY
                                  • nabsocialauthority
                                • personal benefit>PROFIT
                                    • for a further purpose>USEFUL
                                        • perfective> EFFICIENT
                              • fill temporary position of>WORK
                                  • feature> for a time>MEANWHILE
                                    • adapt to>CONFORM
                                      • nabactadjustment, adaptability, adaptative application of a rule according to circumstance
                                      • vadVadapting properly to circumstances
                                      • able to conform> FLEXIBLE
                        • STATES
                          • NPprQuán 權 (CHEN PAN 1969, 522-524)
                        • STARS
                            • CONSTELLATIONS guan4《集韻》古玩切,去換見。
                          • =灌
                          • =爟