from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The passive, female cosmic principle in Chinese dualistic philosophy.
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- n. The essential female principle in some Eastern religions and philosophies.
- n. The number one, primarily used in Scotland and Ulster
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Chinese weight of 22/3 pounds.
- n. one of the two fundamental principles. See yin and yang.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Scotch form of one.
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- n. the dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
As we all know, yin is the more sinister element of the yin-and-yang duality -- sad, dark, and corresponding to the night.
Read the pin yin story of a few pages and ask the class to listen to the words.
In Eastern philosophy, the law of polarity is referred to as yin and yang.
Thus all foods and herbs that are eliminative or catabolic are classified as yin while those which have stronger building or anabolic properties are classified as yang.
In Eastern philosophy, the concepts of feminine and masculine are called yin and yang.
This loft-like SoHo penthouse with four outdoor spaces has what its owner calls a 'yin and yang' aspect.
Shi Shen and the whole body are real yin, zhen yin, which is the real postnatal yin.
From Los Angeles to London, so-called yin yoga is increasingly being taught at studio classes and yoga retreats, not to mention via books and DVDs.
It seems to me that the most fundamental truth of the world as we know it is summarized in the notion of yin/yang.
Another agent of underground lending is known as the yin bae, or bank carrier, a single financier who gathers funding for small-to-mid sized businesses.