yin-yang symbol

noun \ ˈyin-ˌyäŋ- , -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


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