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tai chi

noun \ˈtī-ˈjē, ˈtī-ˈchē\

Simple Definition of tai chi

  • : a Chinese form of exercise that uses very slow and controlled movements

Full Definition of tai chi

  1. :  an ancient Chinese discipline of meditative movements practiced as a system of exercises —called also tai chi chuan, t'ai chi ch'uan, \-chü-ˈän\

Variants of tai chi

also t'ai chi \ˈtī-ˈjē, ˈtī-ˈchē\

Origin of tai chi

Chinese (Beijing) tàijíquán, from tàijí the Absolute in Chinese cosmology + quán fist, boxing


First Known Use: 1954


Medical Dictionary

tai chi

noun

Medical Definition of tai chi

  1. :  an ancient Chinese discipline involving a continuous series of controlled usually slow movements designed to improve physical and mental well-being—called also t'ai chi ch'uan, tai chi chuan \-chü-ˈän\



Variants of tai chi

also t'ai chi \ˈtī-ˈjē, -ˈchē\play

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