t'ai chi ch'uan
noun see tai chi

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • t'ai chi ch'uan — or tai chi chuan [[t]ˈtaɪ ˈdʒi ˈtʃwɑn, ˈtʃi[/t]] n. spog a Chinese system of meditative exercises, characterized by methodically slow circular and stretching movements Also called t ai′ chi′, tai′ chi′. Etymology: 1960–65; < Chin tàijí quán… …   From formal English to slang

  • t'ai chi ch'uan — (also t ai chi) ► NOUN ▪ a Chinese martial art and system of callisthenics, consisting of sequences of very slow controlled movements. ORIGIN Chinese, great ultimate boxing …   English terms dictionary

  • T'ai-Chi-Ch'uan — Taijiquan ist in der Volksrepublik China ein Volkssport Das Tàijíquán [tʰaitɕitɕʰyɛn] (chin. 太極拳 / 太极拳, W. G. T ai chi ch üan), auch T ai Chi Ch uan oder chinesisches Schattenboxen genannt, ist eine im Kaiserreich China entwickelte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • T'ai Chi Ch'uan — Tai chi chuan Tai chi chuan …   Wikipédia en Français

  • t'ai chi ch'uan — noun see tai chi * * * /tuy jee chwahn , chee / a Chinese martial art and form of stylized, meditative exercise, characterized by methodically slow circular and stretching movements and positions of bodily balance. Also, tai chi chuan; Pinyin,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • t'ai chi ch'uan — [ˌtʌɪ tʃi: tʃwα:n] (also t ai chi) noun 1》 a Chinese martial art and system of callisthenics, consisting of sequences of very slow controlled movements. 2》 (in Chinese philosophy) the ultimate source and limit of reality, from which spring yin… …   English new terms dictionary

  • t'ai chi ch'uan — /tuy jee chwahn , chee / a Chinese martial art and form of stylized, meditative exercise, characterized by methodically slow circular and stretching movements and positions of bodily balance. Also, tai chi chuan; Pinyin, tai ji quan /tuy jee… …   Universalium

  • t’ai chi ch’uan —    (ty chee CHWAHN) [Chinese: fist of the Great Absolute] In China, a martial art that developed into a system of meditative exercise which uses slow circular and stretching movements and positions designed to improve balance …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • Chen-style t'ai chi ch'uan — The Chen family style (陳家、陳氏 or 陳式 太極拳) is the oldest and parent form of the five traditional family styles. Chen style is characterized by Silk reeling (chan si jin; 纏絲勁), alternating fast/slow motion and bursts of power (fa jin; 發勁).[1]… …   Wikipedia

  • T'ai — (as used in expressions) T ai yüan T ai tsung T ai tsu T ai chung T ai nan t ai chi ch üan T ai Hsü T ai Hu * * * …   Universalium

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