Meaning of TRIAD in English

[ 'trʌɪad ]

■ noun

1》 a group or set of three connected people or things.

↘a chord of three musical notes, consisting of a given note with the third and fifth above it.

↘a Welsh form of literary composition with an arrangement of subjects or statements in groups of three.

2》 a Chinese secret society involved in organized crime.

↘a member of such a society.


~ic adjective


C16: from Fr. ~e , or via late L. from Gk trias , ~- , from treis 'three'.

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