tai chi

noun, often capitalized T&C \ˈtī-ˈjē, ˈtī-ˈchē\
variants: or less commonly

t'ai chi

\ˈtī-ˈjē, ˈtī-ˈchē\

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\

Origin and Etymology of tai chi

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


First Known Use: 1954


TAI CHI Defined for English Language Learners

tai chi

noun, often capitalized T&C \ˈtī-ˈjē, ˈtī-ˈchē\

Definition of tai chi for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

tai chi

noun , often capitalized T&C
variants: also

t'ai chi

\ˈtī-ˈjē, -ˈchē\play

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\


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