Definition of Pairing in English :

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Pairing meaning in English

Meaning of Pairing in English

Pronunciation of Pairing in English

Pairing pronunciation in English

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1. conjugation, coupling, mating, pairing, sexual union, union

the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

Example Sentences:
'the casual couplings of adolescents'
'the mating of some species occurs only in the spring'

2. pairing

the act of grouping things or people in pairs

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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two people, esp sports players, actors, or musicians, who are working together as a pair
Tottenham's new midfield pairing are confident of a win.
In first place we now find the Belgian pairing of Nancy Feber and Laurence Courtois.
The mixed doubles pairing of Russell Hogg and Kirsteen McEwan.
the action of putting two people together
Moviegoers were intrigued by the pairing of Hanks and Newman.
Her dessert was a luscious pairing of apricot and nutty flavours.
Is it the pairing of the lamb and beans, or the beans and mint?

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see synonyms of pairing
the act of grouping contestants or teams in a tournament into competing pairs
2.  [pl.]
the list of such pairs

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n. pl. pair or pairs
1. Two corresponding persons or items, similar in form or function and matched or associated: a pair of shoes.
2. One object composed of two joined, similar parts that are dependent upon each other: a pair of pliers.
a. Two persons who are married, engaged, or dating.
b. Two persons who have something in common and are considered together: a pair of hunters.
c. Two mated animals.
d. Two animals joined together in work.
4. Games Two playing cards of the same denomination.
5. Two members of a deliberative body with opposing opinions on a given issue who agree to abstain from voting on the issue, thereby offsetting each other.
6. Chemistry An electron pair.
v. paired, pair·ing, pairs
1. To arrange in sets of two; couple: The golfers are paired in twosomes for this round of play.
2. To combine or join (one person or thing) with another to form a pair: a director pairing his favorite actor with an unknown; a salad that is paired with a fine dressing.
1. To form pairs or a pair: The people on the dance floor paired up.
2. To join with another in love or mating.

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