dyadic

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From dyad +‎ -ic. The mathematics sense was coined by Josiah Willard Gibbs in 1884 in the second half of his book Elements of Vector Analysis.

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dyadic (comparative more dyadic, superlative most dyadic)

  1. Pertaining to a dyad, the number two; of two parts or elements.
    1. (mathematics) having an arity of two (taking two arguments or operands)
  2. Pertaining to the physical sex of a person who is exactly male or female in genetics, anatomy and hormone levels; not intersex.
    Synonyms: endosex, perisex
    • 2019, Radically Listening to Transgender Children, Lexington Books:
      Although dyadic bodies may be more common, they are no more or less "normal" than intersex bodies.

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dyadic (plural dyadics)

  1. (mathematics) The sum of two or more dyads