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Definition of the noun KATA

What does KATA mean as a name of something?

Kata is a genus of Otoplanidae, described by Marcus in 1949.

Alternative definition of the noun KATA


  1. [martial arts] A sequence of positions and movements used in the practice of many martial arts.

Specialised definition of the noun KATA

Glossary of sports

a sequence of movements in some martial arts such as karate, used either for training or to demonstrate technique (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / martial arts

formal exercises comprising a series of grappling or striking movements that imitate fighting situations

Glossary of sports / martial arts / karate

a formal sequence of practice exercises and movements; kata competitors are marked for their routines rather than for fighting (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)


Who is Kata?

Kata a.k.a. Ekaterina Avramova is a Bulgarian swimmer. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's 100 metre backstroke, finishing in 31st place in the heats, failing to qualify for the semifinals.


  1. Kata is a fictional character from the film Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS.
  2. Kata is a fictional character from the 1970 drama film, Lovefilm.
  3. Kata is a fictional character from the 2010 film Truly Father.
  4. Kata is a fictional character from the 1982 film The Outsider.
  5. Kata is a fictional character from the 1972 film Voyage with Jacob.
  6. Kata is a fictional character from One-Way Ticket to Mombasa.
  7. Kata is a fictional character from the 2011 film Confidence.
  8. Kata is a fictional character from the 2006 film Brother Bear 2.
  9. Kata is a fictional character from the 2002 film The Sea.
  10. Kata is a fictional film character.


  1. "Kata" a.k.a. "Katà" is a musical album of Miquel Gil.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  2. "Kata" is a cataloged instance, composition.


  1. Kata, a Japanese word, are the detailed choreographed patterns of movements practised either solo or in pairs. The term form is used for the corresponding concept in non-Japanese martial arts in general.
  2. Kata: A code kata is an exercise in programming which helps a programmer hone their skills through practice and repetition. The term was probably first coined by Dave Thomas, co-author of the book The Pragmatic Programmer, in a bow to the Japanese concept of kata in the martial arts. As of October 2011, Dave Thomas has published 21 different katas.
    • also known as Code Kata
  3. KATA is a radio station broadcasting a Sports radio format. Licensed to Arcata, California, USA.
  4. Kata a.k.a. Khatha or "Gatha", as originally called in Pali Language, is the Thai name used for Sacred Pali prayers, mantras and other magical incantations. Khatha are used in general by Thai people for a great many purposes; be it for protection, charm or business ventures, there is a Khatha which can be summoned. The word Khatha, or "Gatha" in Pali, means "Speech", and thus the original meaning of the word implies that Khatha were used only as spoken language, and not written form. In spite of this fact, the word Khatha is used to refer to both that which is spoken, and also written.
  5. katA is a gene.
  6. Kata a.k.a. SCO0379 is a gene.

Phrases with Kata

Phrases starting with the word Kata:

  1. Kata Galea
  2. Kata Kolok
  3. Kata Leroda
  4. Kata Evelinae
  5. Kata Galapagoensis

Phrases ending with the word Kata:

  1. Genus Kata
  2. Nuuanu Kata
  3. Species Nuuanu Kata

Other phrases containing the word Kata:

  1. Species Kata Galea
  2. Species Kata Leroda
  3. Species Kata Evelinae
  4. Species Kata Galapagoensis

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Kata

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Google previewAikido Weapons Techniques (2012)

The Wooden Sword, Stick, and Knife of Aikido by Phong Thong Dang, Lynn Seiser

A kata is a prearranged or choreographed series or sequence of techniques. The kata is used to ensure some authenticity in the transmission of the art of aikido. The thirty-onecount jo kata is an excellent means of solo practice and training as ...

Google previewThe 7 Kata (2012)

Toyota Kata, TWI, and Lean Training by Conrad Soltero, Patrice Boutier

As shown, the PS Kata is a predefined form or pattern for problem solving. It also can be learned and passed on to others.

Google previewMind Body Spirit (2007)

The Triangle of Life by Patrick McDermott, Ferol N. Arce

Potsai Dai kata means To Breach a Fortress “so called because it presupposes the spirit and strength necessary to break...

Google previewEnglish Khasi Dictionary (1988)

Ha kata ka por ; te ; naba kumta. Th,ence (thens) ad. Nangta na ka jaki ne ka por ; na kata ka daw. Thenceforth (thens'forth) ad. Naduh kata ka por. Thenceforward ( thens'forwerd) ad. Naduh nangtater ter. Theocracy (the-ok'ra-si) n. Theokrasi ...

Google previewThe Etymological Encyclopaedia of Technical Words and Phrases (1832)

Used in the Arts and Sciences, and of Many Words in Common Use, with Popular Quotations from Foreign Languages, and Their Translations. From the Best Authorities

katachresis; kata, against, and chresis, use.] Abuse of words. Catacombs, s. [Gr. kata, against, and kumbos, a hollow place — alluding to the body being placed perpendicularly in a niche.] Places for the dead. Catalogue, s.

Google previewTuttle Dictionary of the Martial Arts of Korea, China & Japan (2012)

by Daniel Kogan, Sun-jin Kim, Nikolaos Kontogiannis, Hali Wong

a kata practiced in Motoburyu karate (J) [Style] (lit. Empty Hand) The Okinawan form of unarmed selfdefense that was introduced to Japan in the early twentieth century. Today there are countless styles, most of which trace ...

Google previewA Dictionary, Canarese and English (1858)

By the Rev. W. Reeve. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged by Daniel Sanderson by W. Reeve

kata, s. The hip. 2. the hollow above the hip, ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel, Gerhard Friedrich, Geoffrey W. Bromiley

kata and para physin. For the Stoics kata physin summarizes the telos formula. Action kata physin aims at the ...

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