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duad

[doo-ad, dyoo-]
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noun
  1. a group of two; couple; pair.

Origin of duad

1650–60; < Latin duo two + -ad1
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Examples from the Web for duad

Historical Examples

  • Coming down nearer to our own time, we find a duad of great English poets, usually associated in our minds,—Byron and Scott.

    Nineteenth Century Questions

    James Freeman Clarke

  • But the belief of Zoroaster and that of Scandinavia regard the Duad as still more deeply rooted in the essence of existing things.

    Ten Great Religions

    James Freeman Clarke

  • On the hyper level the triplet becomes a duad and a unit; the duad becomes two units; and the septet a triplet and a quartet.

    Occult Chemistry

    Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater

  • A consists of two square-based pyramids turned so as to meet at their apices, and breaks up into two quartet rings and a duad.

    Occult Chemistry

    Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater

  • The duad represented the line, as being bounded by two points or monads.


British Dictionary definitions for duad

duad

noun
  1. a rare word for pair 1

Word Origin

C17: from Greek duas two, a pair
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