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ˈtrɪp tɪktrip·tych

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. triptychnoun

    art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)


  1. triptychnoun

    A picture or series of pictures painted on three tablets connected by hinges.

    Etymology: tri- + πτυχή.

  2. triptychnoun

    A set of three se-tenant postage stamps that form a composite picture.

    Etymology: tri- + πτυχή.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triptychnoun

    anything in three parts or leaves

  2. Triptychnoun

    a writing tablet in three parts, two of which fold over on the middle part

  3. Triptychnoun

    a picture or altarpiece in three compartments


  1. Triptych

    A triptych that is divided into three sections, or three carved panels which are hinged together and can be folded shut or displayed open. It is therefore a type of polyptych, the term for all multi-panel works. The middle panel is typically the largest and it is flanked by two smaller related works, although there are triptychs of equal-sized panels. The form can also be used for pendant jewelry.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Triptych

    trip′tik, n. a set of tablets consisting of three leaves, each painted with a distinct subject, but joined together by hinges, and capable of being folded so as to present a new face. [Gr. tri, thrice, ptyx, ptychos, a fold, a leaf—ptyssein, to fold.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of triptych in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of triptych in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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