Falun Gong

[ fah-loon koong, gong ]
/ ˈfɑ lun ˈkʊŋ, ˈgɒŋ /
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a Chinese system of meditation, martial-arts exercises, and spiritual teachings.
a Chinese sect that practices this system.
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Origin of Falun Gong

First recorded in 1995–2000; from Chinese, equivalent to “law” + lún “wheel,” referring to the “(Buddhist) Wheel of Dharma” + gōng “work, technique, skill”; see origin at dharma

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British Dictionary definitions for Falun Gong

Falun Gong
/ (ˌfæluːn ˈɡuːŋ) /

a modern religious movement combining aspects of Buddhism and Taoism, especially the practice of qi gong, founded by Li Hongzhi in 1992

Word Origin for Falun Gong

C20: from Chinese, falun dharma wheel (from fa law, lun wheel) + gong practice
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