Definition of qi in English:


(also chi, ki)


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

    • ‘As you inhale imagine the air — and your Qi — flowing evenly along the pathways.’
    • ‘Qi, Blood and Body Fluids are the most basic substances that constitute the human body and maintain its functional activities.’


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