an ancient Chinese book of divination, in which 64 pairs of trigrams are shown with various interpretations.
- Also called Book of Changes .
- Also (Pinyin) Yi Jing [yee-jing] /ˈyi ˈdʒɪŋ/ .
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use I Ching in a sentence
The work of a well-known writer, named Lin I-ching, who flourished during the Sung dynasty.A History of Chinese Literature | Herbert A. Giles
Enlarging I-Ching's definition we may find in the Mahayana seven lines of thought or practice.
I-Ching writing later says that the establishment owned 200 villages and contained eight halls with more than 3000 monks.
I-Ching classes him with Aśvaghosha and Aryadeva as belonging to the early period.
I-Ching, though he does not furnish statistics, gives a clear conspectus of Buddhist sects as they existed in his time.
British Dictionary definitions for I Ching
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012