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atari

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English

Etymology

Japanese 当たり.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /əˈtɑˌɹi/

Noun

Singular
atari

Plural
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  1. (game of go) A move that threatens the immediate capture of one or more stones.
    • 1990 May 25: Jonathan Buss, Watanabe vs Buss, moves 15-17, rec.games.go, [1]
      In situations like this, beginners often make the mistake of giving an atari, which strengthens only the opponent.
    • 2003: Peter Shotwell, Go! More Than a Game
      ... White responds with an atari of her own ...
    • 2004: John Fairbairn, Invitation to Go
      The important thing to note is that playing the simple atari first fails ...

Finnish

Etymology

Abbreviation of ammatti- ja taparikollinen or ammatti- ja taparikollisuus.

Noun

atari (stem atar-*)

  1. (crime) professional and habitual criminal
  2. (crime) professional and habitual crime

Japanese

Noun

atari (hiragana あたり)

  1. 辺り: area, surroundings
  2. 当たり, 当り: a hit; success; (game of go) an immediate threat to capture stones

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