Associations to the word «Chi»


CHI, noun. The twenty-second letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets.
CHI, noun. (philosophy) A life force in traditional Chinese philosophy, culture, medicine, etc. related (but not limited) to breath and circulation
CHI, noun. The Chinese foot, a traditional Chinese unit of length based on the human forearm
CHI, noun. (Mainland China) The Chinese unit of length standardized in 1984 as 1/3 of a meter.
CHI, noun. (Taiwan) The Taiwanese unit of length standardized as 10/33 of a meter, identical to the Japanese shaku.
CHI, noun. (Hong Kong) The chek or Hong Kong foot, a unit of length standardized as 0.371475 meters.
CHI, proper noun. (historic) (dated) Qi, an ancient Chinese duchy, viscounty, and kingdom under the Zhou dynasty
CHI, proper noun. A Chinese surname​.
CHI, noun. (informal) Chihuahua.
CHI CHI MAN, noun. (Caribbean English) (slang) (pejorative) A homosexual man.
CHI CHI MEN, noun. Plural of chi chi man
CHI KUNG, noun. Alternative spelling of qigong

Dictionary definition

CHI, noun. 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.
CHI, noun. The 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet.

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