yin-yang

adjective

Definition of yin-yang

1 : of, relating to, symbolizing, or being the Chinese principles of yin and yang
2 : being or comprising opposite and especially complementary elements … interpolates these lushly described private experiences into a universal, yin-yang system of good and evil, nature and technology, intuition and intellect, being and becoming.— Diane McWhorter, New York Times Book Review, 1 May 1983

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“Yin-yang.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yin-yang. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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