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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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