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tai chi

 (tī′ chē′, jē′) or tai chi chuan (chwän′)
A Chinese martial art whose system of physical exercises is often practiced as a way of meditating or improving well-being.

[From Mandarin tài jí quán (formerly romanized t'ai chi ch'üan) : tài jí, great ultimate (a concept in Chinese cosmology) (from Middle Chinese thaj` kɦiə̆k : thaj`, very great, greatest + kɦiə̆k, ridge-pole, pole, extremity) + quán, boxing (from Middle Chinese kɦyan, fist).]
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Noun1.Tai Chi - a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and healthtai chi - a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health
martial art - any of several Oriental arts of weaponless self-defense; usually practiced as a sport; "he had a black belt in the martial arts"
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Tai Chi

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