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chi, ch'i or qi2 (tʃiː)
 
n
(sometimes capital) (in Oriental medicine, martial arts, etc) vital energy believed to circulate round the body in currents
 
[Chinese, literally: energy]
 
ch'i, ch'i or qi2
 
n
 
[Chinese, literally: energy]
 
qi, ch'i or qi2
 
n
 
[Chinese, literally: energy]

qi (tʃiː)
 
n
a variant of chi

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Word Origin & History

qi
"physical life force," 1850, from Chinese qi "air, breath."
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
QI
quality improvement
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Example sentences for qi
In macrocosmic orbit the qi is also guided through the main channels in the limbs.
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