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Meaning of TRIAD

Pronunciation:  'trIud

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a 3-note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones
  2. [n]  three people considered as a unit
  3. [n]  a set of three similar things considered as a unit
  4. [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

TRIAD is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: 3, common chord, deuce-ace, III, leash, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, three, threesome, threesome, tierce, trey, trine, trinity, trinity, trio, trio, triplet, triplet, troika
 See Also: assemblage, chord, digit, figure, gathering, set, trilogy, Trimurti, triumvirate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tri"ad\, n. [L. trias, -adis, Gr. ?, ?, fr.?, ?, three:
cf. F. triade. See {Three}, and cf. {Trias}, {Trio}.]
1. A union of three; three objects treated as one; a ternary;
   a trinity; as, a triad of deities.

2. (Mus.)
   (a) A chord of three notes.
   (b) The common chord, consisting of a tone with its third
       and fifth, with or without the octave.

3. (Chem.) An element or radical whose valence is three.

{Triads of the Welsh bards}, poetical histories, in which the
   facts recorded are grouped by threes, three things or
   circumstances of a kind being mentioned together.

{Hindu triad}. See {Trimurti}.