Tai-chi definitions

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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 form of exercise or martial art developed in China and characterized by slow, rhythmic, circular movements.
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A soft form of martial art developed in China.
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Alternative spelling of tai chi.
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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)