(In Chinese philosophy) the active male principle of the universe, characterized as male and creative and associated with heaven, heat, and light. Contrasted with yin.
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- The slight chills are caused by weakness of the yang which follows injury to the yin.
- The mixture of heat and cold and the disharmony of yin and yang causes coldness of the limbs.
- These five elemental phases also correspond to the three yin and the three yang of the universe.
from Chinese yáng 'male genitals', 'sun', 'positive'.