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chi

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noun \ˈkī, ˈkē\

Definition of chi

  1. :  the 22d letter of the Greek alphabet — see alphabet table



Origin of chi

Greek chei, chi


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Alphabet Terms

Rhymes with chi


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chi

noun \ˈchē\

Definition of chi

  1. :  vital energy that is held to animate the body internally and is of central importance in some Eastern systems of medical treatment (as acupuncture) and of exercise or self-defense (as tai chi)



Variants of chi

or ch'i also qi \ˈchē\

Origin of chi

Ch (Beijing) qì, literally, air, breath


First Known Use: 1850


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