There are 2 definitions of chi in English:

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Pronunciation: /kʌɪ
 
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noun

  • 1The twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet (Χ, χ), transliterated as ‘kh’ or ‘ch’.
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    • This use of h was first established in Latin, which used ch, ph, and th for the Greek letters chi, phi, and theta.
    • It is possible that the substitution of ‘ck’ with ‘x’ is a linguistic nod to the Greek letter chi.
    • An X-like character in the Greek alphabet is called chi (pronounced kee).
  • 1.1 (Chi) [followed by Latin genitive] Astronomy The twenty-second star in a constellation: Chi Ophiuchi

Origin

Greek.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of chi in English:

chi2

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Pronunciation: /kiː
 
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(also qi or ki)

noun

[mass noun]
  • The circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine.
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    • When we are cold our system contracts - blood and chi do not circulate and we become very quickly fatigued.
    • Different traditions call this energy by different names, such as chi, prana and life force.
    • The beauty benefits are a side effect, as the real benefit lies in the development of chi (life force), which, when flowing strongly, brings health to the vital organs and is even thought to induce a state of enlightenment.

Origin

from Chinese , literally 'air, breath'.

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