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 /ˈtaɪ ˈdʒi ˈtʃüɑn/ [tahy jee chyahn] Show IPA .
Also called t'ai chi, tai chi, tai ji.
1960–65; < Chinese tàijí quán literally, fist of the Great Absolute