Tao

noun \ ˈdau̇ , ˈtau̇ \

Definition of Tao

1 a :the unconditional and unknowable source and guiding principle of all reality as conceived by Taoists
b :the process of nature by which all things change and which is to be followed for a life of harmony
2 often not capitalized :the path of virtuous conduct as conceived by Confucians
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

noun

Definition of Tao for English Language Learners

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


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