pairing definition

  • noun:
    • The combination or union of a couple of things.
    • The act or procedure for uniting or arranging in pairs or couples.
    • See To set down, under Pair, v. i.
    • In deliberative assemblies, a practice wherein two users belonging to opposing parties concur that both will probably be missing for a specified time, or that both shall refrain from voting on a specific concern, in order that a vote is nullified for each side. Also known as pairing off.
    • Impairment; injury.
    • the work of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    • the work of grouping things or folks in sets
  • verb:
    • provide participle of set.

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