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Definition of DYAD

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Dyad \Dy"ad\, n. [L. dyas, dyadis, the number two. Gr. ?: cf. F. dyade. See two, and cf. {Duad}.]
     1. Two units treated as one; a couple; a pair. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Chem.) An element, atom, or radical having a valence or combining power of two. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Dyad \Dy"ad\, a. (Chem.)
     Having a valence or combining power of two; capable of being substituted for, combined with, or replaced by, two atoms of hydrogen; as, oxygen and calcium are dyad elements. See {Valence}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "dyad":
     both, brace, couple, couplet, distich, double harness, doublet, duad, duet, duo, match, mates, pair, set of two, span, team, the two, twain, two, twosome, yoke


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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