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

  • n. The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
  • n. The vital force believed in Taoism and other Chinese thought to be inherent in all things. The unimpeded circulation of chi and a balance of its negative and positive forms in the body are held to be essential to good health in traditional Chinese medicine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The twenty-second letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets, and the twenty-third letter of Old and Ancient alphabets.
  • n. A form of psychic energy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet, X, Χ, corresponding to the English church
  • n. A fish, Lavinia exilicauda: same as hitch.

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

  • n. the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
  • n. the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet

Etymologies

Late Greek khī, from earlier khei.
Chinese (Mandarin) , air, spirit, energy of life.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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