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Dictionary Definition

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

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English

Noun

  1. A set of two different elements.
    • 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: . Book 1, Part 6.
      positioning a dyad and constructing the infinite out of great and small, instead of treating the infinite as one, is pucliar to him;
  2. any set of two different pitch classes.

Derived terms

Translations

a set of two different elements
music: any set of two different pitch classes

Extensive Definition

Etymology: Late Latin dyad-, dyas, from Greek δυας, from dyo
dyad may refer to:

See also

dyad in German: Dyade

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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