Definition of dyad
1 : pair; specifically, sociology : two individuals (such as husband and wife) maintaining a sociologically significant relationship
dyadicplay \dī-ˈa-dik\ adjective
dyadicallyplay \-di-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of dyad in a Sentence
the book examines the doctor-patient dyad from several perspectives
Recent Examples of dyad from the Web
In international relation dyads, this is a death knell for trust, and soon other nations will be wary of providing information to those hardworking individuals in the intelligence community.
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Medical Definition of dyad
1: two individuals (as husband and wife) maintaining a sociologically significant relationship
2: a meiotic chromosome after separation of the two homologous members of a tetrad
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