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Definition of the noun dyad

What does dyad mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dyads

  1. two items of the same kind
    • examples: In this paper I limit the discussion to Emmet's 'dyad' style in his works from 1995. | We use DS as an abbreviation of 'dyad' style. | We deal here with Emmet's 'dyad' style first presented in his experimental works in the late sixties. | It is certain that Emmet contrived his 'dyad' style to facilitate the process of architectural design. | In this paper I would like to examine the notion of "dyad style" and its influence on fine arts.
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonyms of dyad: brace / couple / couplet / distich / duad / duet / duo / pair / span / twain / twosome / yoke
    • more generic words: 2 / deuce / II / two = the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    • more specific word: doubleton = a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
    • part: fellow / mate = one of a pair

Alternative definition of the noun dyad


  1. A set of two different elements.
  2. [music] any set of two different pitch classes.
  3. A pair of things standing in particular relation; dyadic relation.

Specialised definition of the noun dyad

Glossary of sports

group composed of two individuals (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)


"Dyad" is a downloadable game for PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows, with OS X and Linux versions planned for a later release. It was developed and published by Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • designer: Shawn McGrath
  • developer: Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket Inc
  • genres: Music, Puzzle, Shooter game, Puzzle game, Racing video game
  • publisher: Right Square Bracket Left Square Bracket Inc
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Dyad is a musical group.

  • album: "Who's Been Here Since I've Been Gone"


  1. Dyad: Sociology defines dyad as a group of two people, the smallest possible social group. As an adjective, "dyadic" describes their interaction.
  2. Dyad: In music, a dyad is a set of two notes or pitches. Although all chords have three or more notes, in certain contexts a dyad may be considered to be a chord.
  3. The Dyad is a title used by the Pythagoreans for the number two, representing the principle of "twoness" or "otherness".

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dyad

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Google previewJungian Psychoanalysis (2010)

Working in the Spirit of Carl Jung by Murray Stein

analytic dyad is an emergent phenomenon that is contingent on interaction in a given moment and is nested within an archetypal field. Without question, reconstruction of family history and life narrative are important in terms of understanding ...

Google previewCollected Papers of Charles Sanders Peirce (1931)

by Charles Sanders Peirce

The dyad is the fact. It determines the existence of the light, and the creatorship of God.

The dyad is an individual fact, as it existentially is; and it has no generality in it.

Google previewPsychotherapy with Sexually Abused Boys (1995)

An Integrated Approach by William N. Friedrich

The dyad is the basic unit of human interaction. Many latency-aged boys have yet to master successful dyadic interaction ...

Google previewPublic Crisis Management (2000)

by Michael J. Hillyard

Interorganizational networks can be structured as dyads, sets, or networks.509 A dyad is a pair of organizations that work together to solve a common problem. A set consists of separate organizations with a central focal point. The focal point ...

Google previewGender and Parenthood (2013)

Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives by W. Bradford Wilcox, Kathleen Kovner Kline

The maternal-fetal dyad is a remarkable, but vulnerable system. The maternal lifeline to the fetus requires fundamental physical and emotional nourishment, as well as protection from environmental toxins. The social and cultural support and ...

Google previewthe metaphysics of evolution

The Dyad is the symbol of ...

Google previewSupervision in Social Work (2014)

by Alfred Kadushin, Daniel Harkness

The Worker-Client Dyad The worker-client dyad is the interactional system that serves as the principal focus of social work supervision, because it is principally through interaction that social workers help clients. To the extent that social work ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Relationships (2009)

by Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

For example, dyad members may be distinguishable on some theoretical basis ( male–female dyad members, first born–second born sibling pairs, supervisor– employee dyads, etc.) or the members may be exchangeable in that there is no ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sociology (2009)

by John Scott, Gordon Marshall


Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Index (1998)

by Edward Craig

and the Indefinite Dyad, essentially developments of the Pythagorean primal opposites, Limited and Unlimited (see Philolaus §2; Plato §5; Platonism, ...

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Small photo of LUXOR, EGYPT - OCTOBER 18: Amun Re and Amunet Dyad statue on October 18, 2012 at the Karnak Temple in Luxor, EgyptSmall photo of Amunet Dyad and Amun Re statues. Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt More...

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Dyad Meaning

Video shows what dyad means. A set of two elements treated as one; a pair.. any set of two different pitch classes.. A pair of things standing in particular relation; ...

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Scrabble value of D2Y4A1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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