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I Ching(ē jĭng)
A Chinese book of ancient origin consisting of 64 interrelated hexagrams along with commentaries attributed to Confucius. The hexagrams, originally used for divination, embody Taoist philosophy by describing all nature and human endeavor in terms of the interaction of yin and yang. Also called Book of Changes.
[Mandarin Yì Jīng, Book of Changes, from Middle Chinese jiajk kjiajŋ : jiajk, change + kjiajŋ, warp (of a loom), to pass through, classic (text), book.]
I Ching(ˈiː ˈtʃɪŋ)
(Other Non-Christian Religious Writings) an ancient Chinese book of divination and a source of Confucian and Taoist philosophy. Answers to questions and advice may be obtained by referring to the text accompanying one of 64 hexagrams, selected at random. Also called: Book of Changes
I Ching(ˈi ˈdʒɪŋ)
an ancient Chinese book of divination, in which 64 pairs of trigrams are shown with various interpretations.
An ancient Chinese text (also known as the Book of Changes) from which one’s fortune can be predicted.