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yin

 (yĭn)
n.
The passive, female cosmic principle in Chinese dualistic philosophy.

[Mandarin yīn, moon, shade, yin, from Middle Chinese ʔim, ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *rum, shade; akin to Tibetan rum, dark.]

yin

(jɪn)
determiner, pron, n
a Scot word for one

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]

yin

A word originating from the Old Chinese and meaning heaven, the force of expansion. Yin is the opposite of yang.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yin - the dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology; "the interaction of yin and yang maintains the harmony of the universe"
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
yang - the bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology; "yin and yang together produce everything that comes into existence"
Translations

yin

[jɪn] Nyin m
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