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.
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- n. a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and balance and health
Short for Chinese (Mandarin) taì jí quán : taì, highest + jí, reach + quán, boxing.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Chinese Mandarin trad. 太極, simpl. 太极 (pinyin: tàijí) (Wiktionary)