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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 and Etymology of chi

Greek chei, chi


First Known Use: 15th century

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chi

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noun, often capitalized \ˈchē\
variants: or

ch'i

or less commonly

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 )

Origin and Etymology of chi

Chinese (Beijing) , literally, air, breath


First Known Use: 1850


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