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triad

tri·ad

triad

pronunciation:
traI aed
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of three persons or things that are similar or related.
definition 2: in music, a three-tone chord, usu. the first, third, and fifth notes in a scale.
derivations: triadic (adj.), triadism (n.)
Word Parts
The word triad contains the following parts:
-ad, -ade Greek noun-forming suffix that means group (of a certain number indicated by the base)
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