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  1. Adjacency pairs

    In pragmatics, a branch of linguistics, an adjacency pair is an example of conversational turn-taking. An adjacency pair is composed of two utterances by two speakers, one after the other. The speaking of the first utterance provokes a responding utterance. For example, a question such as "What's your name?" requires the addressee to provide an answer in the following turn, thus completing the adjacency pair. A satisfactory response could be "I'm James". To provide an irrelevant response, or to fail to complete the pair, is noticed as a breach of conversational maxim. A reply like "I'm allergic to shellfish" would not satisfy the adjacency pair, as it violates Grice's conversational maxim of relevance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjacency pairs in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adjacency pairs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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