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Definition of pairing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    pairing

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈpeərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈperɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] two people or things that work together or are placed together; the act of placing them together Tonight they take on a Chinese pairing in their bid to reach the final tomorrow.
  2. 2[uncountable] (in the British Parliament) the practice of an MP agreeing with an MP of a different party that neither of them will vote in a debate so that they do not need to attend the debate
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