- In Taoism, the power through which the Tao is made manifest or is actualized.
- In Confucianism, the virtuous moral strength embodied in wise people, upon which they rely in times of distress.
Origin of TeMandarin dé virtue, moral character from Middle Chinese tə&schwabreve;k
- (music) In solfÃ¨ge, the seventh note of a major scale (the note B in the fixed-do system): si.
Altered from si in the 19th century to prevent having two notes of the musical scale starting with the same letter.