|For pronunciation and definitions of 具体 – see 具體.
(This term, 具体, is the simplified form of 具體.)
Originally from Middle Chinese 具體 (gjuH thejX, literally “arrange + body”), used in Mencius's writings with a meaning close to the literal sense, the entirety is arranged, in order.
Repurposed in the 1881 work 哲学字彙 (Tetsugaku Jii, “Dictionary of Philosophy”) by Inoue Tetsujirō as a translation of the English term concrete, as opposed to abstract.
具体 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 具體, hiragana ぐたい, romaji gutai)
- something concrete, tangible