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Definition of Pair
Thermoelectric couple Ther`mo*e*lec"tric couple or pair pair
A union of two conductors, as bars or wires of dissimilar
metals joined at their extremities, for producing a
PairPair Pair, v. t. [See Impair.]
To impair. [Obs.] --Spenser. PairPair Pair, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Paired; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To be joined in paris; to couple; to mate, as for
2. To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.
My heart was made to fit and pair with thine.
3. Same as To pair off. See phrase below.
To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs or
couples; specif. (Parliamentary Cant), to agree with one
of the opposite party or opinion to abstain from voting on
specified questions or issues. See Pair, n., 6. PairPair Pair, n. [F. paire, LL. paria, L. paria, pl. of par pair,
fr. par, adj., equal. Cf. Apparel, Par equality, Peer
1. A number of things resembling one another, or belonging
together; a set; as, a pair or flight of stairs. ``A pair
of beads.' --Chaucer. --Beau. & Fl. ``Four pair of
Note: [Now mostly or quite disused, except as to stairs.]
Two crowns in my pocket, two pair of cards.
--Beau. & Fl.
2. Two things of a kind, similar in form, suited to each
other, and intended to be used together; as, a pair of
gloves or stockings; a pair of shoes.
3. Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace; as, a
pair of horses; a pair of oxen.
4. A married couple; a man and wife. ``A happy pair.'
--Dryden. ``The hapless pair.' --Milton.
5. A single thing, composed of two pieces fitted to each
other and used together; as, a pair of scissors; a pair of
tongs; a pair of bellows.
6. Two members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a
parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to vote on a
given question, or on issues of a party nature during a
specified time; as, there were two pairs on the final
vote. [Parliamentary Cant]
7. (Kinematics) In a mechanism, two elements, or bodies,
which are so applied to each other as to mutually
constrain relative motion.
Note: Pairs are named in accordance with the kind of motion
they permit; thus, a journal and its bearing form a
turning pair, a cylinder and its piston a sliding pair,
a screw and its nut a twisting pair, etc. Any pair in
which the constraining contact is along lines or at
points only (as a cam and roller acting together), is
designated a higher pair; any pair having constraining
surfaces which fit each other (as a cylindrical pin and
eye, a screw and its nut, etc.), is called a lower
Pair royal (pl. Pairs Royal) three things of a sort; --
used especially of playing cards in some games, as
cribbage; as three kings, three ``eight spots' etc. Four
of a kind are called a double pair royal. ``Something in
his face gave me as much pleasure as a pair royal of
naturals in my own hand.' --Goldsmith. ``That great pair
royal of adamantine sisters [the Fates].' --Quarles.
[Written corruptly parial and prial.]
Syn: Pair, Flight, Set.
Usage: Originally, pair was not confined to two things, but
was applied to any number of equal things (pares),
that go together. Ben Jonson speaks of a pair (set) of
chessmen; also, he and Lord Bacon speak of a pair
(pack) of cards. A ``pair of stairs' is still in
popular use, as well as the later expression, ``flight
Meaning of Pair from wikipedia
(parliamentary convention), matching
of members unable
to attend, so as not to change
the voting margin Pair
, a member...
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(bp) is a unit consisting
of two nucleobases bound
to each other
bonds. They form the building blocks
of the DNA double helix
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, a twisted pair reduces electromagnetic radiation
from the pair
and crosstalk between neighboring pairs
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of valence electrons
that are not shared
atom in a covalent
bond and is sometimes called
an unshared pair
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