What does Triad mean?

Definitions for Triad
ˈtraɪ æd, -ədtri·ad

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-acenoun

    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

  2. trio, triad, triplet, triplenoun

    a set of three similar things considered as a unit

  3. trio, threesome, triad, trinitynoun

    three people considered as a unit

  4. common chord, triadnoun

    a three-note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones


  1. triadnoun

    A grouping of three

  2. triadnoun

    A chord consisting of a root tone, the tone two degrees higher, and the tone four degrees higher in a given scale.

  3. triadnoun

    on a CRT display, A group of three neighbouring phosphor dots, coloured green, red, and blue.

  4. triadnoun

    A collective term that describes many branches of the underground society based in Hong Kong.

  5. Etymology: From triad-, stem of trias, from τριάς; applied by British authorities to underground society in Hong Kong based on geometry of Chinese character.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Triadnoun

    Three united.

    Etymology: trias, Lat. triade, Fr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triadnoun

    a union of three; three objects treated as one; a ternary; a trinity; as, a triad of deities

  2. Triadnoun

    a chord of three notes

  3. Triadnoun

    the common chord, consisting of a tone with its third and fifth, with or without the octave

  4. Triadnoun

    an element or radical whose valence is three


  1. Triad

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Triad

    trī′ad, n. the union of three: a Welsh composition arranged in groups of three: an association of three kindred deities.—adj. Triad′ic.—n. Trī′adist, a composer of triads. [L. trias, triadis—Gr. trias, triadostreis, three.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Triad in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Triad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Triad in a Sentence

  1. Ian Kelly:

    Its current valuation implies the present tough environment lasts forever, that most supermarkets will make no money and Tesco will never grow its revenues again, to us, this seems like an unlikely triad of circumstances.

  2. Defense Secretary James Mattis:

    I questioned the triad, and I can not solve the deterrent problem reducing it from a triad, if I want to send the most compelling message, I have been persuaded that the triad and its framework is the right way to go.

  3. Vladan Kuzmanović:

    Sabism is a modern synthesis, resynthesis, poetry of perspective, nugget of facts, conglomeration, cultart, the coarsening of the “new reality”, proart, new nature, perturbation, grandart, euphony, exaltation, multiculture, word act, triad, genesis.

  4. Sharon Chirban:

    Female athlete triad is the female health consequence of low energy availability, the personality most apt to get into trouble is often a high commitment athlete who is willing to do whatever it takes to succeed.

  5. Marco Rubio:

    First, let's explain to people at home... what the triad is.

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    a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    • A. demolish
    • B. adventure
    • C. moan
    • D. emerge

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