Definition of pairwise in US English:

pairwise

adverb & adjective

  • See pair

    • ‘The distribution of pairwise differences in a set of sequences plays a major role in molecular evolution studies.’
    • ‘The critical values can be used to test the significance of a given pairwise similarity among angiosperm genotypes.’
    • ‘Additional tests were performed until all pairwise combinations of markers were examined for each trait.’
    • ‘Because the algorithm uses pairwise relationships the final number of clusters is identical in both species.’
    • ‘Within each set of comparisons there were 24 pairwise tests for egg counts.’

Pronunciation

pairwise

/-ˌwīz/