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dyad

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noun dy·ad \ˈdī-ˌad, -əd\

Definition of dyad

  1. 1 :  pair; specifically :  two individuals (as husband and wife) maintaining a sociologically significant relationship

  2. 2 :  a meiotic chromosome after separation of the two homologous members of a tetrad

  3. 3 :  a mathematical operator indicated by writing the symbols of two vectors without a dot or cross between (as AB)

dy·ad·ic play \dī-ˈa-dik\ adjective
dy·ad·i·cal·ly play \-di-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Examples of dyad

  1. <the book examines the doctor-patient dyad from several perspectives>



Origin of dyad

Late Latin dyad-, dyas, from Greek, from dyo


First Known Use: 1675

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dyad

noun dy·ad

Medical Definition of dyad

  1. 1:  two individuals (as husband and wife) maintaining a sociologically significant relationship

  2. 2:  a meiotic chromosome after separation of the two homologous members of a tetrad

  3. dy·ad·ic \dī-ˈad-ik\play adjective
    dy·ad·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



Variants of dyad

also di·ad \ˈdī-ˌad, -əd\play play

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