Meaning of TRIAD in English

TRIAD

(~s)

Note: The spelling 'Triad' is also used for meaning 1.

1.

The Triads were Chinese secret societies in old China that were often associated with organized crime.

N-COUNT: usu pl, oft N n

2.

A ~ is a group of three similar things. (FORMAL)

For the faculty, there exists the ~ of responsibilities: teaching, research, and service.

N-COUNT: oft N of n

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