from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Japanese art of self-defense that employs holds and locks and that uses the principles of nonresistance in order to debilitate the strength of the opponent.
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- n. A Japanese martial art developed from jujitsu and making use of holds and throws.
- n. A school of the martial art.
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- n. a Japanese martial art employing principles similar to judo
Japanese aikidō : ai, mutual + ki, spirit (from Middle Chinese khi) + dō, art (from Middle Chinese daw', thaw).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 合気道 (あいきどう, aikidō), from 合 ("unity") + 気 ("spirit") + 道 ("way"). (Wiktionary)