Chi definition

kī, kē
In certain Asian systems of belief, medicine, martial arts, etc., the universal life energy that flows around and through the body: blockage or imbalance of this energy can result in illness.
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The vital force believed in Taoism and other Chinese thought to be inherent in all things. The unimpeded circulation of chi and a balance of its negative and positive forms in the body are held to be essential to good health in traditional Chinese medicine.
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The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet.
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The vital force believed in Taoism and other Chinese thought to be inherent in all things. The unimpeded circulation of chi and a balance of its negative and positive forms in the body are held to be essential to good health in traditional Chinese medicine.
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(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.
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(historical, dated) Qi, an ancient Chinese duchy, viscounty, and kingdom under the Zhou dynasty.
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A Chinese surname​.
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(law) Abbreviation of Chicago.
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The definition of chi is the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet.

An example of chi is the letter represented by χ.

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The twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet (Χ, χ)
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(informal) Chihuahua.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chi
Plural:
chis

Origin of chi

  • Mandarin air, spirit, energy of life from Middle Chinese khi`

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late Greek khī from earlier khei

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Wade-Giles romanization of the Mandarin Chinese (Qí)

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary