Meaning of TRIAD in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtrī-ˌad also ]

-əd noun

Etymology: Latin triad-, trias, from Greek, from treis three

Date: 1546

1. : a union or group of three : Trinity

2. : a chord of three tones consisting of a root with its third and fifth and constituting the harmonic basis of tonal music

• tri·ad·ic trī-ˈa-dik adjective

• tri·ad·i·cal·ly -di-k(ə-)lē adverb

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