Tai-chi meaning

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A Chinese martial art whose system of physical exercises is often practiced as a way of meditating or improving well-being.
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A soft form of martial art developed in China.
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A form of exercise or martial art developed in China and characterized by slow, rhythmic, circular movements.
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Alternative spelling of tai chi.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of tai-chi - taiji, taichi

Origin of tai-chi

  • From Mandarin tài jí quán (formerly romanized t’ai chi ch’üan) tài jí great ultimate (a concept in Chinese cosmology) (from Middle Chinese thaj` kfiiə̆k) (thaj` very great, greatest) (kfiiə̆k ridge-pole, pole, extremity) quán boxing (from Middle Chinese kfiyan fist)

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

  • From Mandarin trad. 太極, simpl. 太极 (pinyin: tàijí)

    From Wiktionary