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chi1 US English

The twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet (Χ, χ), transliterated in the traditional Latin style as ‘ch’ (as in Christ) or in the modern style as ‘kh’ (as in Khaniá and in the etymologies of this dictionary)

chi2 US English

Variant spelling of qi.

chi1 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet (Χ, χ), transliterated as ‘kh’ or ‘ch’

chi2 New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

life force in Chinese philosophy

Chi in chi1 US English

The twenty-second star in a constellation

qi US English

The circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine

chi in qi US English

The circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine

chi-rho US English

A monogram of chi (Χ) and rho (Ρ) as the first two letters of Greek Khristos Christ, used as a Christian symbol

chi-rho New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the symbol ☧, a monogram of chi (Χ) and rho (Ρ), the first two letters of Greek Khristos ‘Christ’

chi-square US English

Relating to or denoting a statistical method assessing the goodness of fit between observed values and those expected theoretically

Ho Chi Minh US English

(1890–1969), Vietnamese communist statesman; president of North Vietnam 1954–69; born Nguyen That Thanh. He led the Vietminh against the Japanese during World War II, fought the French until they were defeated in 1954 and Vietnam was divided into North and South Vietnam, and deployed his forces in the guerrilla struggle that became the Vietnam War

Ho Chi Minh New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Vietnamese communist statesman (1890–1969), president of North Vietnam 1954–69

t'ai chi ch'uan US English

A Chinese martial art and system of calisthenics, consisting of sequences of very slow controlled movements

Ho Chi Minh City US English

A city and port on the southern coast of Vietnam; population 5,929,500 (est. 2009). As Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony established in Vietnam in the 19th century and became the capital of South Vietnam in the partition of 1954. The name was changed to Ho Chi Minh City in 1975

Ho Chi Minh Trail US English

A covert system of trails along Vietnam’s western frontier, a major supply route for North Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War

chichi1 US English

Attempting stylish elegance but achieving only an overelaborate pretentiousness

chichi2 US English

A woman’s breast

Chilung US English

A chief port and naval base in Taiwan, at the northern tip of the island; population 390,400 (est. 2007)

Chi-lung in Chilung US English

A chief port and naval base in Taiwan, at the northern tip of the island; population 390,400 (est. 2007)

t'ai chi in t'ai chi ch'uan US English

A Chinese martial art and system of calisthenics, consisting of sequences of very slow controlled movements

wei qi US English

A traditional Chinese board game of territorial possession and capture

wei ch'i in wei qi US English

A traditional Chinese board game of territorial possession and capture

χ2 in chi-square US English

Relating to or denoting a statistical method assessing the goodness of fit between observed values and those expected theoretically


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