Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Chinese system of physical exercises designed especially for self-defense and meditation.

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  • n. A soft form of martial art developed in China.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health

Etymologies

Short for Chinese (Mandarin) taì jí quán : taì, highest + , reach + quán, boxing.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Chinese Mandarin trad. 太極, simpl. 太极 (pinyin: tàijí) (Wiktionary)

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