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chi

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[ kahy ]
/ kaɪ /
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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 chi

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From Greek

Other definitions for chi (2 of 4)

chi2
[ chee ]
/ tʃi /

noun Wade-Giles.
qi.

Other definitions for chi (3 of 4)

Chi
[ chahy ]
/ tʃaɪ /

noun

Origin of Chi

By shortening

Other definitions for chi (4 of 4)

Ch'i
[ chyee ]
/ tʃyi /

noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for chi (1 of 2)

chi1
/ (kaɪ) /

noun
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)

chi2

ch'i or qi

/ (tʃiː) /

noun
(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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