Definition of qi in English:

qi

noun

(also chi)
  • The circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine.

    ‘acupuncture is thought to work by balancing the body's flow of qi’
    • ‘Qi, Blood and Body Fluids are the most basic substances that constitute the human body and maintain its functional activities.’
    • ‘As you inhale imagine the air — and your Qi — flowing evenly along the pathways.’

Pronunciation

qi

/CHē/ /tʃi/

Origin

From Chinese (Mandarin) qì, literally ‘air, breath’.