Definitions for pairingˈpɛər ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pair•ingˈpɛər ɪŋ(n.)

  1. a coupling.

  2. the lining up of the two homologous chromosomes or chromatids of each chromosome pair in meiosis or mitosis.

    Category: Cell Biology

    Ref: Compare base pairing.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union(noun)

    the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

    "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

  2. pairing(noun)

    the act of grouping things or people in pairs


  1. pairing(Noun)

    The combination or union of two things.

    The seeds were adjusted to make sure that there were good pairings for the tennis tournament.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pairing

    of Pair

  2. Pairing(verb)

    the act or process of uniting or arranging in pairs or couples

  3. Pairing(verb)

    see To pair off, under Pair, v. i


  1. Pairing

    The concept of pairing treated here occurs in mathematics.


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