Definitions for TRIADˈtraɪ æd, -əd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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