Tao

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noun \ˈdau̇, ˈtau̇\

Definition of Tao

  1. 1a :  the unconditional and unknowable source and guiding principle of all reality as conceived by Taoistsb :  the process of nature by which all things change and which is to be followed for a life of harmony

  2. 2 often not capitalized :  the path of virtuous conduct as conceived by Confucians

  3. 3 often not capitalized :  the art or skill of doing something in harmony with the essential nature of the thing the Tao of archery

Origin and Etymology of tao

Chinese (Beijing) dào, literally, way


TAO Defined for English Language Learners

Tao

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Definition of Tao for English Language Learners

  • : the source and guiding principle of all reality according to Taoism


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