dyad

noun dy·ad \ ˈdī-ˌad , -əd \

Definition of dyad

1 : pair; specificallysociology : two individuals (such as husband and wife) maintaining a sociologically significant relationship
2 genetics : a meiotic chromosome after separation of the two homologous (see homologous 1a(2)) members of a tetrad
3 mathematics : an operator (see operator 3a) indicated by writing the symbols of two vectors (see 1vector 1a) without a dot or cross between (such as AB)

dyadic

play \dī-ˈa-dik\ adjective

dyadically

play \-di-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of dyad in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of dyad

Late Latin dyad-, dyas, from Greek, from dyo — see dy-

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dyad

noun dy·ad
variants: also diad play \ˈdī-ˌad, -əd\

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

dyadic

play \dī-ˈad-ik\ adjective

dyadically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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