Origin of chiChinese qì, literally , air, breath: also transliterated, variously, chi, ch'i, and, via Jpn, ki
An example of chi is the letter represented by χ.
Origin of chiClassical Greek
Origin of chiLate Greek khī from earlier khei
also ch'i or qi
Origin of chiMandarin qì air, spirit, energy of life from Middle Chinese khi`
- (informal) Chihuahua.
- (law) Abbreviation of Chicago.
This is the customary abbreviation of this term as used in case citations. See, e.g., The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Nineteenth Edition (2010), "Geographical Terms: U.S. state, cities, and territories", Table T10.1, p. 436.
chi - Computer Definition
(Computer Human Interface) Typically refers to the devices and associated applications used by humans to interact with computers. For example, a CICS data entry screen displayed on a 3270 terminal makes up a CHI for a banking application. Speech recognition systems are another example. See user interface.
chi - Medical Definition
also ch'i or qi (chē)
- He started his Tai Chi routine, focusing externally while the night filled his heightened senses.
- The two which drain the largest basin are the Chi Manuk and the Chi Tarum, both rising in the eastern end of the province and flowing northeast and north-west respectively to the Java Sea.
- The Chi Tandui, also rising here, flows south-east to the Indian Ocean, and alone of all the rivers in this province is navigable.
- By the Kabul valley route, which includes at its head the group of passes across the Hindu Kush which extend from the Khawak to the Kaoshan, all those central Asian hordes, be they Sacae, Yue-chi, Jats, Goths or Huns, who were driven towards the rich plains of the south, entered the Punjab.
- 300) India was invaded from the north by tribes partly of Parthian and partly of Turki (Yue-chi, &c.) origin.