Definition of dyad in English:

dyad

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪad
 
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noun

technical
1Something that consists of two elements or parts.
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  • Mother/infant dyads were recruited from the nursery of an inner city hospital.
  • Twenty-two mother-child dyads participated in the study.
  • Specifically, the model appears to be inadequate in explaining or predicting the influence that results when peer dyads are composed of aggressive and nonaggressive children.
1.1 Mathematics An operator which is a combination of two vectors.
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  • Data transformations can fuel fears that the trends noted with the transformation-averaging over serial dyads in this case - do not reflect trends in the raw data.

Origin

late 17th century (originally denoting the number two or a pair): from late Latin dyas, dyad-, from Greek duas, from duo 'two'. Current senses date from the late 19th century.

Derivatives

dyadic

Pronunciation: /-ˈadɪk/
adjective
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  • He insisted, ‘Agency is never the monopoly of one player, for both are locked in a dyadic relationship’.
  • Actors engage in the formation of dyadic relationships, called guanxi, which are based on joint interest, interdependence, reciprocity, trust, and open-endedness.
  • We examined the possibility that mutual hostility and permissiveness expressed key structural characteristics of dyadic interactions that could best be tapped by perturbing the system.

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