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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology.

Usage examples (34)
  • The interaction of yin and yang maintains the harmony of the universe
  • Read the pin yin story of a few pages and ask the class to listen to the words.
  • As we all know, yin is the more sinister element of the yin-and-yang duality -- sad, dark, and corresponding to the night.
  • In nature, a mountain could be described as yin; the ocean, as yang. for more
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