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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. two items of the same kind;
[syn: couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dyad n 1: two items of the same kind [syn: couple, pair, twosome, twain, brace, span, yoke, couplet, distich, duo, duet, dyad, duad]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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