t'ai chi ch'uan
Pronunciation: (tī' jē' chwän', chē'), [key]
a Chinese martial art and form of stylized, meditative exercise, characterized by methodically slow circular and stretching movements and positions of bodily balance. Also,tai' chi' chuan'; Pinyin, tai ji quan Pronunciation: (tī' jē' chyän'). [key]Also called t'ai' chi', tai' chi', tai' ji'.
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