Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Chinese
Origin: 'moon, negative'

yin

noun
     
Related topics: Philosophy
yin [uncountable]
RP the female principle in Chinese philosophy which is inactive, dark, and negative, and which combines with yang (=the male principle) to influence everything in the world

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary