[ kahy ]
/ kaɪ /
noun, plural chis.
the twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet (X, χ).
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
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Origin of chi1
Definition for chi (2 of 4)
[ chee ]
/ tʃi /
Definition for chi (3 of 4)
[ chahy ]
/ tʃaɪ /
Origin of Chi
Definition for chi (4 of 4)
[ chyee ]
/ tʃyi /
one of two dynasties that ruled in China a.d. 479–502 and, as the Northern Ch'i, a.d. 550–77.
Also (Pinyin) Qi [chœ] /tʃœ/ .
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Example sentences from the Web for chi
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British Dictionary definitions for chi (1 of 2)
/ (kaɪ) /
the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet (Χ, χ), a consonant, transliterated as ch or rarely kh
British Dictionary definitions for chi (2 of 2)
ch'i or qi
/ (tʃiː) /
(sometimes capital) (in Oriental medicine, martial arts, etc) vital energy believed to circulate round the body in currents
Word Origin for chi
Chinese, literally: energy
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Medical definitions for chi (1 of 3)
The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet.
Medical definitions for chi (2 of 3)
In traditional Chinese thought, the vital force believed to be inherent in all things. Unimpeded circulation of chi and a balance of its negative and positive forms in the body are held to be essential to good health.
Medical definitions for chi (3 of 3)
The Greek letter chi. Entries beginning with this letter are alphabetized under chi.
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