Definition of Pairing

1. Noun. The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes. "The mating of some species occurs only in the spring"




2. Noun. The act of grouping things or people in pairs.
Specialized synonyms: Buddy System, Match-up, Matchup
Generic synonyms: Grouping
Derivative terms: Pair

Definition of Pairing

1. n. The act or process of uniting or arranging in pairs or couples.

Definition of Pairing

1. Noun. The combination or union of two things. ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of pair) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pairing

1. a matching of two opponents in a tournament [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pairing

pairbreaking
paire
paired
paired allosome
paired beats
paired box domain
paired organelles
pairer
pairers
paires
pairforming
pairial
pairials
pairing (current term)
pairing energy
pairings
pairment
pairs
pairwise
pairwise linkage disequilibrium diagram
pairwork
pais
paisa
paisan
paisana
paisanas
paisano

Literary usage of Pairing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"CH. n HUMAN pairing SEASON IN PRIMITIVE TIMES prevailing in the particular season when the pairing takes place ; but it seems to me equally obvious that the ..."

2. Thirty Years' View: Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1856)
"pairing OFF. AT this time, and in the House of Representatives, was exhibited for the first time, the spectacle of members "pairing off" as the phrase was ..."

3. The Family: An Ethnographical and Historical Outline with Descriptive Notes by Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons (1908)
"Traces of a fixed human pairing pairing season may probably be seen, however, in certain communities in the custom of celebrating marriages and in the ..."

4. Applied Mechanics: An Elementary General Introduction to the Theory of by James Henry Cotterill (1895)
"The form of the surfaces is not then limited as in lower pairing, ... This kind of pairing occurs when a chain of two lower pairs is completed by simple ..."

5. Applied Mechanics: An Elementary General Introduction to the Theory of by James Henry Cotterill (1906)
"Higher pairing of Rigid Elements.—"We next consider pairs of rigid elements in which ... The form of the surfaces is not then limited as in lower pairing, ..."

6. Applied Mechanics: An Elementary General Introduction to the Theory of by James Henry Cotterill (1906)
"Higher pairing of Rigid Elements.—We next consider pairs of rigid elements in which ... The form of the surfaces is not then limited as in lower pairing, ..."

7. Practical Basketry by Anna A. Gill (1916)
"pairing DOUBLE pairing.—The weave is the same as pairing but two weavers are woven together as one. DIAGRAM No. 4.—DOUBLE pairing Two AND ONE WEAVE. ..."

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