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English noun: triad

1. triad (quantity) the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one


Synonyms3, deuce-ace, III, leash, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, three, threesome, tierce, trey, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika


Broader (hypernym)digit, figure

2. triad (group) a set of three similar things considered as a unit


Synonymstrio, triple, triplet


Broader (hypernym)set


Narrower (hyponym)trigon, trilogy, triplicity


Instance hyponymTrimurti

3. triad (group) three people considered as a unit


Synonymsthreesome, trinity, trio


Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering


Narrower (hyponym)triumvirate

4. triad (communication) a three-note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones


Synonymscommon chord


Broader (hypernym)chord









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