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qi meaning

Pronunciation:   "qi" in a sentence
  • Noun: qi  kee
    1. 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, ch'i, ki

    Sounds like: key, quay, cay, Ki

    Derived forms: qis

    Type of: energy, vim, vitality

    Encyclopedia: Qi


  • [Medicine]
    The vital life force in the body,supposedly able to be regulated by acupuncture. It corresponds roughly to the Greek pneuma,the Latin spiritus,and the ancient Indian prana. The concept of life-breath or vital energy was formulated as an indication of the awareness of man,originally directed externally toward nature or society but later turned inward to the self or life within. (From Comparison between Concepts of Life-Breath in East and West,15th International Symposium on the Comparative History of Medicine - East and West,August 26-September 3,1990,Shizuoka,Japan,pp. ix-x)
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Examples

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  1. the man of qi worries in case the sky should fall.
  2. the qi troops attacked us.
  3. 45 gao ben-bo, lei bei-lei, zhang you-yi and han qi-de
  4. apprehension : the important category in feng qi's philosophy
  5. briefly on liu yiming's thoughts about jing, qi and shen

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