yang definition by Webster's New World
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in Chinese philosophy, the active, positive, masculine force or principle in the universe, source of light and heat: it is always both contrasted with and complementary to the yin
Origin: Mandarin yang, male, daylight, solar
yang definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The active, male cosmic principle in Chinese dualistic philosophy.
Origin: Chinese (Mandarin) yáng, sun, light, male element.