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I spend most of my time daydreaming and creating otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic, and romance. All of my heroes have long hair, and my heroines are strong-willed. Prior to being a writer, I played bass guitar in an all-girl hard rock/metal band in southern California. When I'm not writing, editing, or reading, I enjoy practicing target archery.
 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Weird Word Wednesday

dyad
noun  dy·ad \ˈdī-ˌad, -əd\
Popularity: Bottom 50% of words
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Definition of dyad
1
:  pair; specifically, sociology :  two individuals (as husband and wife) maintaining a sociologically significant relationship
2
genetics :  a meiotic chromosome after separation of the two homologous (see homologous 1a(2)) members of a tetrad
3
mathematics :  an operator (see operator 3a) indicated by writing the symbols of two vectors (see 1vector 1a) without a dot or cross between (as AB)
dyadicplay \dī-ˈa-dik\ adjective
dyadicallyplay \-di-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of dyad in a sentence

Origin and Etymology of dyad
Late Latin dyad-, dyas, from Greek, from dyo —see dy-


First Known Use: 1675

Kelley Heckart
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.
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