Meaning of 态

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(Trad.: 態)
Pinyin: tài
English Definition: (bound form); appearance; shape; form; state; attitude; (grammar) voice
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ tài ] very, too much; big; extreme
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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Example Words
态度 tài du manner; bearing; attitude; approach; Classifiers:
状态 zhuàng tài state of affairs; state; mode; situation; Classifiers:
生态 shēng tài ecology
动态 dòng tài movement; motion; development; trend; dynamic (science)
形态 xíng tài shape; form; pattern; morphology
More: 态* | *态 | *态*
Example Sentences
Now remember, we went through before how it's a state function but to calculate it, you'd need to find a reversible path, along which you can figure this out.
So the next highest energy state would be like this.
But again, if you know all the energies of the possible states, in the solid, in the liquid and the gas, statistical mechanics shows us that we can calculate the equilibrium between those.
So, we take our two equilibrium states, and you just put an equal sign between them, and the equal sign means go from one to the other.
Most matter has three states.