Meaning of CHI in English


~ 1 [ kʌɪ ]

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


~-square test a statistical method assessing the goodness of fit between a set of observed values and those expected theoretically.


from Gk.


~ 2 [ ki: ]

(also qi or ki )

■ noun the circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Chinese philosophy and medicine.


from Chin. qì , lit. 'air, breath'.

Concise Oxford English vocab.      Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка.