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feng shui(fŭng′ shwā′)
The Chinese art or practice of positioning objects, especially graves, buildings, and furniture, based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi that have positive and negative effects.
[Mandarin fēng shuǐ, geomancy, from Middle Chinese fuwŋ ʂyj´ : fuwŋ, wind + ʂyj´, water (from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *lwi).]
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feng shui(ˈfʌŋ ˈʃweɪ)
(Alternative Belief Systems) the Chinese art of determining the most propitious design and placement of a grave, building, room, etc, so that the maximum harmony is achieved between the flow of chi of the environment and that of the user, believed to bring good fortune
[C20: from Chinese feng wind + shui water]
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feng shui(ˈfʌŋ ˈʃweɪ)
the Chinese practice of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang.
[1795–1800; < Chinese: natural surroundings, literally, wind and water]
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The positioning of buildings, rooms and objects to achieve harmony with nature.
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|Noun||1.||feng shui - rules in Chinese philosophy that govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to patterns of yin and yang and the flow of energy (qi); the favorable or unfavorable effects are taken into consideration in designing and siting buildings and graves and furniture|
principle, rule - a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct; "their principles of composition characterized all their works"
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feng shui[ˌfeŋˈʃuːɪ] N → feng shui m
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feng shui[ˌfʌŋˈʃweɪ] n → feng shui m inv
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n → Feng Shui nt
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