What is pair?

  • (noun): A set of two similar things considered as a unit.
    Synonyms: brace
    See also — Additional definitions below


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

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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 ... One can adapt the criterion for Gelfand pairs to the case of twisted Gelfand pairs ...
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 ... 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 ...
... 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 ... 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 ... together, also known as 'hit pair' ...
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 epic string sections and rolling ... 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 ...
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 ... reductive group over R and K=Gθ is a compact subgroup then (G,K) is a Gelfand pair ...

More definitions of "pair":

  • (noun): A poker hand with 2 cards of the same value.
  • (verb): Occur in pairs.
    Synonyms: geminate
  • (noun): Two people considered as a unit.
  • (verb): Arrange in pairs.
    Example: "Pair these numbers"
    Synonyms: geminate

Famous quotes containing the word pair:

    When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they?
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)

    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)

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