Definition of Dyad in English :

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1. brace, couple, couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twain, twosome, yoke

two items of the same kind

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see synonyms of dyad
1. mathematics
an operator that is the unspecified product of two vectors. It can operate on a vector to produce either a scalar or vector product
an atom or group that has a valency of two
a group of two; couple

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see synonyms of dyad
two units regarded as one; pair
2.  Biology
a double chromosome resulting from the division of a tetrad in meiosis; half of a tetrad
3.  Chemistry
an atom, element, or radical with a valence of two
4.  US, Sociology
two persons in a continuing relationship involving interaction
consisting of two

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see synonyms of dyad
1. Two individuals or units regarded as a pair: the mother-daughter dyad.
2. Biology One pair of homologous chromosomes resulting from the division of a tetrad during meiosis.
3. Mathematics
a. A function that draws a correspondence from any vector u to the vector (v·u)w and is denoted vw, where v and w are a fixed pair of vectors and v·u is the scalar product of v and u. For example, if v = (2,3,1), w = (0,-1,4), and u = (a,b,c), then the dyad vw draws a correspondence from u to (2a + 3b + c)w.
b. A tensor formed from a vector in a vector space and a linear functional on that vector space.
Made up of two units.

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