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From Mandarin 武術武术 (wǔshù, “martial techniques”).

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wushu (uncountable)

  1. Any Chinese martial art.
  2. A modern exhibition and full-contact sport based on traditional Chinese martial arts, created in the People's Republic of China. Also known as modern wushu or contemporary wushu.
    • 1985, Black Belt (volume 23, number 4, page 78)
      The techniques of contemporary wushu are indeed those which at one time were used for self-defense, but the basis and development of wushu are different from kung fu.

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wushu m (uncountable)

  1. wushu (a Chinese martial art)