from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The Chinese art or practice of positioning objects, especially graves, buildings, and furniture, based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi that have positive and negative effects.
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- noun An ancient
Chinesesystem of designingbuildings and space arrangementaccording to special rules about the flow of energy, aimed at achieving harmonywith the environment.
- noun In Chinese
mythology, a system of spiritualenergies, both goodand evil, present in the natural features of landscapes.
- verb transitive To arrange a space according to the rules of feng shui.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Mandarin fēng shuǐ, geomancy, from Middle Chinese fuwŋ ʂyj´ : fuwŋ, wind + ʂyj´, water (from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *lwi).]
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From Sinitic 風水 (fēngshuǐ, "wind and water")
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