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Yin and Yang

(Philosophy) two complementary principles of Chinese philosophy: Yin is negative, dark, and feminine, Yang positive, bright, and masculine. Their interaction is thought to maintain the harmony of the universe and to influence everything within it
[from Chinese (Peking) yin dark + yang bright]

yin′ and yang′

(in Chinese philosophy and religion) two principles, one negative, dark, and feminine (yin), and one positive, bright, and masculine (yang), whose interaction influences the destinies of creatures and things.
[1930–35; < Chinese yīn-yáng]
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This worldview could be interpreted as a cognitive system of balancing between the opposite elements seen as partially conflicting and partially complementary ([phrase omitted], yinyang xiangsheng xiangke in Chinese) (De La Robertie, 1989; Li, 2016).
Back in June, Fan's production company denied Fan had ever a signed a "yinyang" contract, so named because of its dual natures.
Our hotel - the Yinyang, close to the airport - wasn't exactly five-star, but I was pleased to see toothbrushes in the bathroom, as I'd forgotten ours.
It seems, in this sense, that there is an interface between the by-products of work and learning in the Residencies in Health, in the limit transforming one in the other, as in a Mobius tape, a screen of Escher or in the taiji diagram of the YinYang forces, with no beginning or end.
Mantovani, "The YinYang of tumor-associated macrophages in neoplastic progression and immune surveillance," Immunological Reviews, vol.
Although the value square can conclusively be traced back in western philosophical history (Schulz von Thun 2015), it also contains traces of the yinyang concept of early Chinese philosophy.
(6) The typical "yinyang" appearance of a pseudoaneurysm on ultrasound is readily identified.
Doppler Ultrasonography showed typical swirling motion of blood flow referred to as the "yinyang sign" within the pseudoaneurysm.
Zhang, Ed., YinYang Bipolar Relativity: A Unifying Theory of Nature, Agents and Causality with Applications in Quantum Computing, Cognitive Informatics and Life Sciences, IGI Global, 2011.
Keywords: SIRT1, YinYang, phosphorylation, O-GlcNAc, PTM, aging, anti-aging, life span.