dyad

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noun dy·ad \ˈdī-ˌad, -əd\

Definition of dyad

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

  2. 2 genetics :  a meiotic chromosome after separation of the two homologous (see homologous 1a(2)) members of a tetrad

  3. 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

Origin and Etymology of dyad

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


First Known Use: 1675

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Medical Dictionary

dyad

noun dy·ad
variants: also

diad

\ˈdī-ˌad, -əd\play play

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

dyadic

\dī-ˈad-ik\play adjective

dyadically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


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