Pair

The word pair, derived via the French words pair/paire from the Latin par 'equal', can refer to:

  • 2 (number), two of something, a pair
  • Topological pair, an inclusion of topological spaces
  • Tuple
  • Product type
  • Au pair, a work agreement
  • Couple, various senses for two joined things
  • Even number, in roulette etc.
  • Ordered pair, in Mathematics and set theory
  • Twisted pair, a couple of electric wires twisted together
  • Pair (parliamentary convention), matching of members unable to attend, so as not to change the voting margin
  • Pair, the French equivalent of peer, holder of a French Pairie, French high title roughly equivalent to a member of the British peerage
  • Pair, a member of the Prussian House of Lords
  • Pair (Cricket): "getting a pair" means being out for 0 in both innings of a match
  • A handshaking process in Bluetooth communications
  • Pair, Pressure of air in a system
  • A team in pair skating
  • PAIR, the research group Pain & Autonomics - Integrative Research at the University of Jena in Germany
  • Pair (app), a mobile application for a couple
  • Pair of lead actors or performers, appearing in many films etc. together, also known as 'hit pair'.
  • Pairing, mathematics
  • Pairing (computing), the linking together of devices to allow communications between them

Other articles related to "pair, pairs":

Gelfand Pair - Symmetric Pairs
... The Gelfand property is often satisfied by symmetric pairs ... A pair (G,K) is called a symmetric pair if there exists an involutive automorphism θ of G such that K is a union of connected components of the group of θ-invariant elements Gθ ... compact subgroup then (G,K) is a Gelfand pair ...
Symphyla - Description
... The head has long, segmented antennae, a postantennal organ, three pairs of mouthparts mandibles, the long first maxillae, and the second pair of maxillae which are fused to form the lower ... The first segment is large and usually provided with a pair of legs, the last segment is slender, lacks legs, and possesses a pair of cerci ... Immature individuals have six pairs of legs on hatching ...
Total Science
... The pair first met in 1987, both living on Blackbird Leys estate in Oxford, England and brought together through a mutual love of hip hop ... In 1994, the pair started recording together, with "Got to Believe" the first in a series of records which pushed the label away from the darkside movement and more towards the ... After six years of recording singles for others, the pair established the CIA label in the closing months of 1997 with the help of Brillo from Timeless ...
Twisted Gelfand Pairs
... A generalization of the notion of Gelfand pair is the notion of twisted Gelfand pair ... Namely a pair (G,K) is called a twisted Gelfand pair with respect to the character χ of a the group K, if the Gelfand property holds true when the trivial representation is replaced with the ... One can adapt the criterion for Gelfand pairs to the case of twisted Gelfand pairs ...

Famous quotes containing the word pair:

    So people and things don’t pair anymore
    With what they used to pair with before.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    There are two kinds of truth; the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art.... Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery.
    Raymond Chandler (1888–1959)

    If I have any justification for having lived it’s simply, I’m nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There’s some value in that.
    Arthur Miller (b. 1915)