t'ai chi ch'uan

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t'ai chi ch'uan

(ˈtaɪ dʒiː ˈtʃwɑːn)
n
(Martial Arts (other than Judo & Karate) & Combat Sports) a Chinese system of callisthenics characterized by coordinated and rhythmic movements. Often shortened to: t'ai chi
[Chinese, literally: great art of boxing]

t'ai chi ch'uan

or tai chi chuan

(ˈtaɪ ˈdʒi ˈtʃwɑn, ˈtʃi)
n.
a Chinese system of meditative exercises, characterized by methodically slow circular and stretching movements.
Also called t'ai′ chi′, tai′ chi′.
[1960–65; < Chinese tàijí quán literally, fist of the Great Absolute]