t'ai chi

t'ai chi ch'uan

[tahy jee chwahn, chee]
noun
a Chinese martial art and form of stylized, meditative exercise, characterized by methodically slow circular and stretching movements and positions of bodily balance.
Also, tai chi chuan;, Pinyin, tai ji quan [tahy jee chyahn] .
Also called t'ai chi, tai chi, tai ji.


Origin:
1960–65; < Chinese tàijí quán literally, fist of the Great Absolute

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t'ai chi ch'uan (ˈtaɪ dʒiː ˈtʃwɑːn)
 
n
Often shortened to: t'ai chi a Chinese system of callisthenics characterized by coordinated and rhythmic movements
 
[Chinese, literally: great art of boxing]

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