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Definition of "xi" [xi]

  • The 14th letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet. (noun)
  • See xi baryon. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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  • "The term xi'nan remained an administrative term, but was revoked during the 1960s when the CCP misread the international situation and prepared for the coming of a world war."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."