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1[mass noun] A spiritual exercise and meditation regime with similarities to t'ai chi ch'uan, practised predominantly in China.
- ‘Falun Gong is a peaceful, spiritual practice without any formal organization, property or membership.’
- ‘According to Li, Falun Gong is a cultivation system aimed at cultivating both human life and nature.’
- 1.1 A Taoist-Buddhist sect practising Falun Gong.
1990s: Chinese, literally wheel of law, from fǎ law + lún wheel (+ gōng skill or dàfǎ great method).
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