I Ching

[ ee-jing ]

  1. an ancient Chinese book of divination, in which 64 pairs of trigrams are shown with various interpretations.

Origin of I Ching

First recorded in 1875–80; from Chinese Yì jīng
  • Also called Book of Changes .
  • Also (Pinyin) Yi Jing [yee-jing] /ˈyi ˈdʒɪŋ/ .

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I Ching

/ (ˈiː ˈtʃɪŋ) /

  1. 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 random: Also called: Book of Changes

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