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yang

 (yăng)
n.
The active, male cosmic principle in Chinese dualistic philosophy.

[Mandarin yáng, sun, light, yang, from Middle Chinese jiaŋ, ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *laŋ; akin to Burmese lâng, to be light.]
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Yang

(jæŋ)
n
(Philosophy) See Yin and Yang

Yang

(jæŋ)
n
(Biography) Chen Ning (ˈtʃɛn ˈnɪŋ). born 1922, US physicist, born in China: with Tsung-Dao Lee, he disproved the physical principle known as the conservation of parity and shared the Nobel prize for physics (1957)
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yin′ and yang′


n.
(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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yang

A word originating from the Old Chinese and meaning earth, the force of contraction. Yang is the opposite of yin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yang - the bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology; "yin and yang together produce everything that comes into existence"
principle, rule - a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct; "their principles of composition characterized all their works"
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
yin - the dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology; "the interaction of yin and yang maintains the harmony of the universe"
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Translations

yang

[jæŋ] Nyang m
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