Associations to the word «Ki»


KI, noun. (sometimes called ch'i,) A term indicating intrinsic energy; usually associated with martial art - karate, judo, aikido, etc- practitioners who consider ki important to performing at the highest level.
KI, noun. Ti, a plant native to the Pacific islands and China, Cordyline fruticosa
KI, noun. (philosophy) (obsolete) Alternative form of chi
KI, symbol. The ISO 3166-1 two-letter (alpha-2) code for Kiribati.
KI, symbol. (chemistry) potassium iodide
KI, abbreviation. East Kalimantan, a province of Indonesia.
KI, proper noun. Name of the earth goddess in Sumerian mythology, the chief consort of Anu, the sky god.
KI, proper noun. A Papuan language spoken in Sandaun Province of Papua New Guinea.
KI, abbreviation. Kibi- (binary kilo-), as in KiB kibibyte (kilobyte)

Dictionary definition

KI, 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.
KI, noun. Goddess personifying earth; counterpart of Akkadian Aruru.

Wise words

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