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 (do͞o′ăd′, dyo͞o′-)
A unit of two objects; a pair.

[Greek duas, duad-, two, from duo; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]
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a rare word for pair1
[C17: from Greek duas two, a pair]
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(ˈdu æd, ˈdyu-)

a group of two; couple; pair.
[1650–60; < Latin duo two + -ad1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.duad - two items of the same kindduad - two items of the same kind    
fellow, mate - one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
2, II, two, deuce - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
doubleton - (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
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