- an ancient Chinese book of divination, in which 64 pairs of trigrams are shown with various interpretations.
Also called Book of Changes.
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Examples from the Web for book of changes
I-Ching is the first to tell us that the Hindus believed he came from China.
I-Ching describes the musical services with devout enthusiasm.
I-Ching however says that it prevailed in the Malay Archipelago.
I-Ching tells us that the king of Bhoja favoured Buddhism and that there were more than a thousand priests in the city.
The ritual has its counterpart in what I-Ching describes as seen by himself in his Indian travels.
- 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 randomAlso called: Book of Changes
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Word Origin and History for book of changes
1876, from Chinese, said to mean "Book of Changes."
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