Definition of paired in English:


Pronunciation /perd/ /pɛrd/


  • Occurring in pairs or as a pair.

    ‘a characteristic arrangement of paired fins’
    • ‘The result is a series of paired articles, each pair consisting of an African example drawn from a settler territory and a counterpart centered on the U.S. or the Caribbean.’
    • ‘The opening chapter of the Dhammapada, a text composed entirely in verse, contains a collection of paired stanzas; each pair is meant to be taken together.’
    • ‘This system provides a means of conducting a paired comparison of positive selection and evolutionary rates for homologous genes in both species groups.’
    • ‘Individual animals were identified by looking at paired photos to detect particular features or marks and by comparing them with photos from other locations and dates.’
    • ‘Second, key morphological transitions, such as the purported change from paired fins to limbs with digits, remain undocumented by fossils.’
    • ‘We used the secondary structure as a reference to identify paired bases in all sequences in the alignments.’
    • ‘The paired fins of the Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri (another living fossil), are similar to those of Latimeria.’
    • ‘The male loudsong is a loud series of paired couplets, all notes having a distinctly twangy quality.’
    • ‘The behavior ratings for each patient were averaged for each 3 month period and compared by a paired rank-sum test.’
    • ‘For comparison of paired data within the study groups, the Wilcoxon signed rank test was used for the individual comparisons.’
    • ‘So it doesn't matter if you picked a different list today so long as the companies met that test and you did rigorous paired comparisons.’
    • ‘The immediate flaw is that these strictly paired couples do not intercopulate, and so cannot bear offspring.’
    • ‘Then the homologs synapse and the synaptonemal complex forms between the paired chromosomes.’
    • ‘A method of paired comparison is adapted for use in estimating economic measures of value.’
    • ‘The condition arises when the paired frontalis muscles lose tone in response to gravity and downward descent of the brow ensues.’
    • ‘First, the paired students learn their respective positions; then, each pair presents its position.’
    • ‘The bell tower is pointed with four miniature spires and the paired Corinthian columns and the flanking pilasters on either side of the altar are a distinctive feature.’
    • ‘The paired vaults in the south-western side of the site probably date to the fifteenth century.’
    • ‘Plots were treated independently rather than as paired samples because the terrain was sufficiently rugged so pairs were not well matched with respect to plot aspect or slope.’
    • ‘We have investigated this a number of times by having students learn lists of rare French-English pairs of words using a paired associates learning paradigm.’
    corresponding, equivalent, parallel, analogous, coordinating, complementing, complementary, harmonizing, blending, toning, harmonious, the same, paired, twin, coupled, double, duplicate, identical, of a piece, all of a piece, like, like peas in a pod, like two peas in a pod, alike, comparable, similar, correlative, congruent, tallying, agreeing, concordant, consonant



/perd/ /pɛrd/