Definition of 理

  • logic
  • arrangement
  • reason
  • justice
  • truth

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ことわり

Popular Words With This Kanji

理事, りじ

director, board of directors

理由, りゆう

reason, pretext, motive

管理, かんり

control, management (e.g. of a business)

理解, りかい

understanding, comprehension, appreciation, sympathy

処理, しょり

processing, dealing with, treatment, disposition, disposal

理, り

reason, principle, logic, general principle (as opposed to individual concrete phenomenon), (in neo-Confucianism) the underlying principles of the cosmos

総理, そうり

prime minister, leader, overseer (of national affairs), president

料理, りょうり

cooking, cookery, cuisine, dealing with something, handling, administration, management

無理, むり

unreasonable, impossible, overdoing

代理, だいり

representation, agency, proxy, deputy, agent, attorney, substitute, alternate, acting (principal, etc.)


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