ch'i


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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`.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ch'i - the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all thingsch'i - 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"
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When affections and ch'i are joined together [phrase omitted]
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Zhu zhi go tung der min ming tser lueh-Ch'i shih fen shi zhung ji ming ming tser lueh: Ch'i shi fang fa.
Energy Therapies: Some energy medicine practitioners believe an invisible life force (Qi, ch'i, prana) flows through and surrounds the body in a biofield.
Algunas de las especies dominantes representativas de este tipo de selva son: ch'i may (Acacia pennatula), kitim che (Caesalpinia gaumeri), pixoy (Guazuma ulmofolia), zapote (Manilkara zapota) y ramon (Brosimum alicastrum) (Flores & Espejel 1994).
Much of this paper is based upon the ancient Eastern warfare strategies of Sun Tzu, a general from the Chinese province of Ch'i, who lived about 2400 years ago.
This reminds of Wu Ch'i, a Chinese philosopher, who said, "One man ready to throw away his life is enough to terrorize a thousand".