American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Greek letter
Ξ, ξ, corresponding to the English x.
- n. The Greek letter
Ξ, ξ, corresponding to the English x and z.
- n. The name for the 14th letter of Classical and Modern Greek. The 15th in Ancient and Old Greek.
- n. physics Either of a pair of hyperons having spin 1/2, which decay into a lambda particle and a pion.
- adj. being one more than ten
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and one
- n. the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet
- From Ancient Greek ξεῖ, ξῖ. (Wiktionary)
- Greek xei, xī. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But the term xi'nanyi is more accurately understood as a combination of Southern Barbarians (nanyi) and Western Barbarians (xiyi), since in most cases the Han Dynasty considered them as such.”
“The term xi'nan remained an administrative term, but was revoked during the 1960s when the CCP misread the international situation and prepared for the coming of a world war.”
“Xi'nan, to Skinner, lacks the connotation of the sort of internal homogeneity necessary for a physiographical region. 16 Many Western scholars accept Skinner's Yunnan-Guizhou macroregion (hereafter, Yun-Gui), sometimes under the term xi'nan.”
“Furthermore, the term xi'nanyi gradually disappeared from imperial records after the Eastern Han until the late Qing, when scholars began to give more attention to Yunnan and other frontier areas.”
“During the Sino-Japanese War (1937 – 1945), when the nationalist government and numerous refugees moved into Sichuan, Yunnan, and Guizhou, the term xi'nan often appeared in all sorts of media, and served as a synonym for the "Great Rear" (dahoufang).”
“Scholars in China have begun using the term xi'nan again, regarding it as a macroregion with local characteristics and identity.”
“Foreword xi wide variety of topics and themes in this book, there will be something for everyone and hopefully much for all.”
“This gift translates into guan xi, which is important to the Chinese and means good contacts, good relationships.”
“He acknowledges changing the rules might hurt his won-loss record: "I realized that fewer people wanted to play me because I like to use words like 'xi' and 'xu,' which most casual players consider to be a form of black magic.”
“Sara Lee's international operations, such as xi impacts on reported earnings from fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, particularly the euro;”
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The letters in the Greek alphabet, with a bit of history on each one.
Tight but full of might.
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