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ChineseEdit

frame; rule thing; object; matter
simp. and trad.
(格物)

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VerbEdit

格物

  1. (literary) to investigate the nature of things; to study the underlying principles
    格物致知誠意正心修身齊家治國平天下 [MSC, trad.]
    格物致知诚意正心修身齐家治国平天下 [MSC, simp.]
    Géwù, zhìzhī, chéngyì, zhèngxīn, xiūshēn, qíjiā, zhìguó, píngtiānxià. [Pinyin]
    Investigate the nature of things, pursue knowledge, act in good faith, rectify one's mind, cultivate one's moral character, manage one's household, administer state affairs and bring peace to the nation.

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NounEdit

格物

  1. (obsolete) Alternative name for 格致 (gézhì, “natural science”).