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型 is often used in Japanese martial arts to mean a certain set of movements and techniques.
The meaning in other contexts (and in Chinese or Korean) can be model, type, style, pattern, mold/mould, template, or form.
One Japanese dictionary defines it as a “standard form of a movement, posture, etc. in martial arts, sport, etc.”
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Kata||卡塔||kǎ tǎ / ka3 ta3 / ka ta / kata||k`a t`a / kata / ka ta|
|Kata||型||kata||xíng / xing2 / xing||hsing|
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