tai chi chuan

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t'ai chi ch'uan / ˈtī ˌchē ˈchwän; ˌjē/ (also t'ai chi / ˈtī ˈchē/ ) • n. 1. a Chinese martial art and system of calisthenics, consisting of sequences of very slow controlled movements. 2. (in Chinese philosophy) the ultimate source and limit of reality, from which spring yin and yang and all of creation.