Definition of Dyad
(noun) A group of two.
Examples of Dyad
- American English – /dIE-ad/
- British English – /dIE-ad/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈdaɪˌæd/
- British English – /ˈdʌɪad/
- Plural: dyads
- Georg Simmel (1858–1918) noted that the difference between a dyad and triad (group of three) is there are opportunities in a triad for two members to form a coalition against the other.
- The smallest group.
- If one individual leaves a dyad, a group ceases to exist.
- Informally called:
- Batman and Robin are a (adjective) dyadic group.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “dyad.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 4, 2022 (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 October 4, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/dyad/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“dyad.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 4 Oct. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dyad/>.