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Definition of Pairs
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 Pairs from wikipedia
is often measured
in base pairs because
DNA is usually
double-stranded. Hence, the number
to the number
(parliamentary convention), matching
of members unable
to attend, so as not to change
the voting margin Pair
, a member...
- An au pair
(/oʊˈpɛər/; plural: au pairs
) is a helper
from a foreign country working
for, and living
as part of, a host family. Typically, au pairs
- non-bonding pair
. Lone pairs
in the outermost electron
s**** of atoms. They can be identified
structure. Electron pairs
of electron pairs between
atoms. These electron pairs
as shared pairs
or bonding pairs
, and the stable balance
- formed), which results
in smaller binding energy
for the pairs
. The theory
of Cooper pairs
is quite general
and does not depend
on the specific
by type. List of twins
List of sibling pairs
List of coupled cousins Lists
of twin towns
and sister cities
List of fictional
- computer languages implement
, or more frequently collections
of attribute-value pairs
, as standard language
features. Most of these...
- In phonology, minimal pairs
in a particular
or signed, that differ
in only one phonological
- an untwisted balanced pair
, a twisted pair reduces electromagnetic radiation
from the pair
and crosstalk between neighboring pairs
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