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PinYin gé wù zhì zhī    Simplified 格物致知    Traditional 格物致知
  1. to study the underlying principle to acquire knowledge (idiom); pursuing knowledge to the end

Chinese meanings
  1. géwùzhìzhī
    穷究事物的原理法则而总结为理性知识。

Chinese meanings
  1. gé wù zhì zhī
    【释义】格:推究;致:求得。穷究事物原理,从而获得知识。
    【出处】《礼记·大学》:“致知在格物,物格而后知至。”
    【用例】顾彼西洋以~为学问本始,中国非不尔云也,独何以民智之相越乃如此耶?(严复《原强》)

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