an ancient Chinese book of divination, consisting of 64 symbolic hexagrams used to foretell the future and indicate wise courses of action
See I Ching in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A Chinese book of ancient origin consisting of 64 interrelated hexagrams along with commentaries attributed to Confucius. The hexagrams, originally used for divination, embody Taoist philosophy by describing all nature and human endeavor in terms of the interaction of yin and yang. Also called Book of Changes.
Origin: Chinese (Mandarin) Yì Jīng, Book of Changes