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A pair of cards that are the only ones of their suit in a hand dealt to a player.


(Bridge) bridge an original holding of two cards only in a suit


(ˈdʌb əl tən)

(esp. in bridge) a set of only two cards of the same suit in a dealt hand.
[1905–10; modeled on singleton]
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Noun1.doubleton - (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
couplet, distich, duad, duet, duo, dyad, twain, twosome, brace, pair, span, yoke, couple - two items of the same kind


[ˈdʌbltən] Ndubletón m
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We will call such (unordered) pair a doubleton. Clearly, for an object composed of n atoms this can be done in n(n - l)/2 ways, which agrees with the algebraic identity (1/2)[([yD.sub.x]).sup.2][x.sup.n] = (n(n - 1)/2)[x.sup.n-2][y.sup.2].
After reaching three figures on Friday, he cashed pitch with a flawless doubleton - ching ashed in on a true awless doublewith Chris t) at the heart wicket burst ts were - and with Woakes (right) of a late four-his efforts rewarded.
In Section 3 of our paper we prove this result for all [tau] with exactly two blocks, and we conjecture (Conjecture 3.1) that the result holds for all [tau] [not equal to] [[beta].sub.k] .We also consider partitions [pi] such that there is exactly one doubleton block and all other blocks are singletons.
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A primary f in DP(X) is called a dual if p(f) contains exactly one non-singleton member which is a doubleton. Note that the quotient map f obtained by identifying two distinct points a, b in X is a density preserving dual map.
The intersection of these two sets is a single circle or a doubleton of circles, respectively.
But this fact remains - even after Cook's doubleton in the 517-1 thrashing - the swathes of empty s e a t s w e r e a n embarrassment to this cricket-mad nation.
Beginning with a five-factor solution, a process of eliminating singleton and doubleton items was conducted.
With more effort we could extend the analysis to include doubleton piles.
By installing a second valve in parallel (i.e., proposed design change), the FT logic changes, so that both valves have to fail to have a 100% production loss (a double event cutset, called "doubleton").
West certainly has a singleton spade as with a doubleton he would have preferred a diamond lead.
For more on pooling equilibrium, doubleton equilibrium, and disequilibrium in the presence of subsidies, see Selden (1999).