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Meaning of kata

ka•ta

Pronunciation: (kä'tu), [key]
— n.
  1. an exercise consisting of several of the specific movements of a martial art, esp. a pattern prescribed for defending oneself against several attackers, used in judo and karate training.

kata-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. of
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