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Noun dyad has 1 sense
  1. couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad - two items of the same kind
    --1 is a kind of two, 2, II, deuce
    --1 has particulars: doubleton

Definitions from the Web


Dyad can be used as a noun or an adjective. It has multiple senses and usages, including both popular and local meanings.

As a noun:

Sense 1:

In popular usage, a dyad refers to a pair or a couple, typically two people or objects that are closely linked or associated with each other.

Sample sentence: The band is famous for their powerful vocal dyad.

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Sense 2:

In psychology, a dyad is a group of two individuals, especially in a therapeutic or counseling setting, who interact and engage in a focused relationship.

Sample sentence: The therapist suggested working with dyads to improve communication skills.

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Sense 3:

In music, a dyad refers to a pair of two notes or pitches played or sung together, creating a harmonic interval.

Sample sentence: The chord progression consisted of a series of dyads on the guitar.

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As an adjective:

Sense 1:

In popular usage, when used as an adjective, dyad describes something that relates to or involves two individuals or components.

Sample sentence: The project required a dyadic approach, with two team members collaborating closely.

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Sense 2:

In mathematics, dyadic refers to a number or relationship that involves powers of two or binary representation.

Sample sentence: The binary system is based on the dyadic nature of numbers.

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