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Definition of "xi" [xi]

  • The 14th letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet. (noun)
  • See xi baryon. (noun)
  • The 14th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ξ, ξ), a composite consonant, transliterated as x (noun)

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Use "xi" in a sentence
  • "But the term xi'nanyi is more accurately understood as a combination of Southern Barbarians (nanyi) and Western Barbarians (xiyi), since in most cases the Han Dynasty considered them as such."
  • "The term xi'nan remained an administrative term, but was revoked during the 1960s when the CCP misread the international situation and prepared for the coming of a world war."
  • "Xi'nan, to Skinner, lacks the connotation of the sort of internal homogeneity necessary for a physiographical region. 16 Many Western scholars accept Skinner's Yunnan-Guizhou macroregion (hereafter, Yun-Gui), sometimes under the term xi'nan."