What does yin mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. yin(noun)

    the dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology

    "the interaction of yin and yang maintains the harmony of the universe"


  1. Yin(n.)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yin(noun)

    a Chinese weight of 2/ pounds

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Christine Matthews:

    It's the opposite of the Ronald Reagan approach, as much as these candidates like to compare themselves to Ronald Reagan, they have Ronald Reagan yang, without Ronald Reagan yin. Reagan's yin was optimism. With Ronald Reagan it always was, things are good. I can make them better.

  2. 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.

  3. Andrew Schneider:

    Marriage is the union of disparate elements. Male and female. Yin and yang. Proton and electron. What are we talking about here Nothing less than the very tension that binds the universe. You see, when we look at marriage, people, we're are looking at creation itself. I am the sky, says the Hindu bridegroom to the bride. You are the earth. We are sky and earth united.... You are my husband. You are my wife. My feet shall run because of you. My feet shall dance because of you. My heart shall beat because of you. My eyes see because of you. My mind thinks because of you and I shall love because of you.

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