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I Ching

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Pronunciation: /iː ˈtʃɪŋ
 
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Definition of I Ching in English:

noun

An ancient Chinese manual of divination based on eight symbolic trigrams and sixty-four hexagrams, interpreted in terms of the principles of yin and yang. It was included as one of the ‘five classics’ of Confucianism. English name Book of Changes.

Origin

from Chinese Yì Jīng 'book of changes'.

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