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Definition of t’ai chi ch’uan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

t’ai chi ch’uan

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌtaɪ tʃiː ˈtʃwɑːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtaɪ tʃiː ˈtʃwɑːn//
 
(also t’ai chi) [uncountable] (from Chinese)
 
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a Chinese system of exercises consisting of sets of very slow controlled movements Word OriginChinese, literally ‘great ultimate boxing’, from tái ‘extreme’ + ji ‘limit’ + quán ‘fist, boxing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: t’ai chi ch’uan