yin-yang symbol

noun
\ ˈyin-ˌyäŋ- How to pronounce yin-yang symbol (audio) , -ˌyaŋ-\
variants: or less commonly yinyang symbol

Definition of yin-yang symbol

: a graphic symbol of Chinese origin that has the form of a circle divided evenly into two symmetrical teardrop shapes representing yin and yang

Note: One of the teardrop shapes in a yin-yang symbol is dark (usually black) and the other is light (usually white), with each containing a small circle of the other color.

First Known Use of yin-yang symbol

1955, in the meaning defined above

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