What does yang mean?

Definitions for yang
yɑŋ, yæŋyang

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yangnoun

    the bright positive masculine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology

    "yin and yang together produce everything that comes into existence"


  1. yangnoun

    One of the two fundamental principles. See yin and yang.


  1. yangnoun

    The essential male principle in eastern religion or philosophy.

  2. yangnoun

    The monetary unit of Korea from 1892 to 1902, divided 100 pun.

  3. yangverb

    To make the cry of the wild goose.


  1. YANG

    Yet Another Next Generation (YANG, /jæŋ/, which rhymes with "hang") is a data modeling language for the definition of data sent over network management protocols such as the NETCONF and RESTCONF. The YANG data modeling language is maintained by the NETMOD working group in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and initially was published as RFC 6020 in October 2010, with an update in August 2016 (RFC 7950). The data modeling language can be used to model both configuration data as well as state data of network elements. Furthermore, YANG can be used to define the format of event notifications emitted by network elements and it allows data modelers to define the signature of remote procedure calls that can be invoked on network elements via the NETCONF protocol. The language, being protocol independent, can then be converted into any encoding format, e.g. XML or JSON, that the network configuration protocol supports. YANG is a modular language representing data structures in an XML tree format. The data modeling language comes with a number of built-in data types. Additional application specific data types can be derived from the built-in data types. More complex reusable data structures can be represented as groupings. YANG data models can use XPATH expressions to define constraints on the elements of a YANG data model.


  1. yang

    Yang is a fundamental concept in ancient Chinese philosophy, particularly within Taoism and Yin and Yang theory. It represents the active, positive, or masculine principle in nature, associated with light, warmth, day, initiative, action and outward movement. It is often depicted as part of a duality with Yin, the passive, negative, or feminine principle in nature. The interaction, balance and harmony between Yang and Yin are believed to influence the energetic dynamics of the universe. In a broader, non-philosophical context, 'Yang' can also refer to a common Chinese surname.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yangnoun

    the cry of the wild goose; a honk

  2. Yangverb

    to make the cry of the wild goose

  3. Etymology: [Of imitative origin.]

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  1. yang

    The yang symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the yang symbol and its characteristic.

  2. YANG

    What does YANG stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the YANG acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. YANG

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Yang is ranked #290 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Yang surname appeared 106,033 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 36 would have the surname Yang.

    96.8% or 102,651 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.5% or 1,590 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 1,092 total occurrences were White.
    0.4% or 477 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.2% or 212 total occurrences were Black.
    0% or 21 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yang in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yang in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of yang in a Sentence

  1. Marise Payne:

    Dr Yang has been held in Beijing in harsh conditions without charge for more than seven months. Since that time, China has not explained the reasons for Dr Yang's detention, nor has it allowed Dr Yang access to Dr Yang lawyers or family visits, we have serious concerns for Dr Yang's welfare, and about the conditions under which Dr Yang is being been held.

  2. Isaac Yue:

    The Chinese character yang can be translated as all of these animals -- even the gazelle is called yang in Chinese.

  3. Syaifulnizam Shamsudin:

    Saya berusaha mencari cara untuk tuntut semula keuntungan kewangan atau aset saya dari permulaan saya 2012.saya hadapi masalah pautan kenalan atas kenalan waktu saya dalam praktikal program.Dan isu semasa atau komuniti setempat saya mengganggu gugat tentang kerja saya.harap pihak yang berkaitan dengan saya atau members group bantu saya teliti masalah ini.

  4. Joe Biden:

    I'm excited to share that we raised $ 22.7 million this last quarter -- our biggest quarter so far this campaign ! thank Entrepreneur Andrew Yang campaign to everyone who chipped in what Entrepreneur Andrew Yang campaign could -- Entrepreneur Andrew Yang campaign support means the world to me. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang campaign truly are the heart of our campaign.

  5. Geoffrey Neighor:

    I've been thinking about that old Zen conundrum what's the sound of one hand clapping My personal opinion--nothing. You don't have two hands, you don't have any clapping. It's as simple as that. Stars, galaxies, clapping hands, what's the point The point is that we all need somebody, whether you're a supercluster or a little proton, a yin or a yang. Everybody is hooked into everybody else.

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