Definitions for TRIADˈtraɪ æd, -əd
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tri•adˈtraɪ æd, -əd(n.)
a group of three, esp. of three closely related persons or things.
an element, atom, or group having a valence of three. a group of three closely related compounds or elements, as isomers or halides.
the basic chord of a musical tonality, consisting of a tonic, a third, and a fifth.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of triad:
1540–50; < L triad-, s. of trias < Gk triás. See tri -, -ad1
three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace(noun)
the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
trio, triad, triplet, triple(noun)
a set of three similar things considered as a unit
trio, threesome, triad, trinity(noun)
three people considered as a unit
common chord, triad(noun)
a three-note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones
A grouping of three
A chord consisting of a root tone, the tone two degrees higher, and the tone four degrees higher in a given scale.
on a CRT display, A group of three neighbouring phosphor dots, coloured green, red, and blue.
A collective term that describes many branches of the underground society based in Hong Kong.
Origin: From triad-, stem of trias, from τριάς; applied by British authorities to underground society in Hong Kong based on geometry of Chinese character.
a union of three; three objects treated as one; a ternary; a trinity; as, a triad of deities
a chord of three notes
the common chord, consisting of a tone with its third and fifth, with or without the octave
an element or radical whose valence is three
Triad refers to the many branches of Chinese transnational organized crime organizations based in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and also in countries with significant Chinese populations, such as the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Siam, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
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