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chi 1

also khi  (kī, kē)
n.
The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Late Greek khī, from earlier khei.]

chi 2

also ch'i or qi  (chē)
n.
The vital force believed in Taoism and other Chinese thought to be inherent in all things. The unimpeded circulation of chi and a balance of its negative and positive forms in the body are held to be essential to good health in traditional Chinese medicine.

[Mandarin , air, spirit, energy of life, from Middle Chinese khi`.]
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chi

(kaɪ)
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet (Χ, χ), a consonant, transliterated as ch or rarely kh

chi

(tʃiː) ,

ch'i

or

qi

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) (sometimes capital) (in Oriental medicine, martial arts, etc) vital energy believed to circulate round the body in currents
[Chinese, literally: energy]
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chi

(kaɪ)

n., pl. chis.
the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet (Χ, χ).
[< Greek]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chi - the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all thingschi - the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
vim, vitality, energy - a healthy capacity for vigorous activity; "jogging works off my excess energy"; "he seemed full of vim and vigor"
2.chi - the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
Greek alphabet - the alphabet used by ancient Greeks
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
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Translations
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qui
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