Definition of yin in English:

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Pronunciation: /jɪn/


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(In Chinese philosophy) the passive female principle of the universe, characterized as female and sustaining and associated with earth, dark, and cold. Contrasted with yang.
Example sentences
  • Traditional Chinese philosophy embraced these as yin and yang, each of which contain the seed of the other.
  • Almost every film made, anywhere in the world, follows the spirit of the yin and the yang.
  • These five elemental phases also correspond to the three yin and the three yang of the universe.


From Chinese yīn 'feminine', 'moon', 'shade'.

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