dyad

(noun) A group of two.

Example: Batman and Robin

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: dyads
  • Batman and Robin are a (adjectivedyadic group.
  • The smallest group.
  • Informally called:
    • couple
    • duad
    • duo
    • pair
    • twosome

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How to Cite the Definition of Dyad

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “dyad.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/dyad/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

dyad. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/dyad/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “dyad.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/dyad/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“dyad.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dyad/>.