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ˈtraɪ pɒsTri·pos

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. triposnoun

    final honors degree examinations at Cambridge University


  1. triposnoun

    A three-legged structure; a tripod.

    Etymology: Alteration of tripus, as though with a Greek ending.

  2. triposnoun

    Any of the final examinations for a BA honours degree at Cambridge University.

    Etymology: Alteration of tripus, as though with a Greek ending.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triposnoun

    a tripod

  2. Triposnoun

    a university examination of questionists, for honors; also, a tripos paper; one who prepares a tripos paper



    TRIPOS is a computer operating system. Development started in 1976 at the Computer Laboratory of Cambridge University and it was headed by Dr. Martin Richards. The first version appeared in January 1978 and it originally ran on a PDP-11. Later it was ported to the Computer Automation LSI4 and the Data General Nova. Work on a Motorola 68000 version started in 1981 at the University of Bath. MetaComCo acquired the rights to the 68000 version and continued development until TRIPOS was chosen by Commodore Amiga in March 1985 to form part of an operating system for their new computer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tripos

    trī′pos, n. a university examination for honours at Cambridge: the list of successful candidates in an honours examination at Cambridge: a tripod. [Prob. traceable to the custom by which a B.A., known as Mr Tripos, sat on a three-legged stool and disputed in the Philosophy School at Cambridge on Ash Wednesday, his speech being called the Tripos speech.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tripos in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tripos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    • A. peccadillo
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