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Triad Definition

The strophe, antistrophe and epode of a Pindaric ode. See ode.

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[n] a 3-note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones
[n] three people considered as a unit
[n] a set of three similar things considered as a unit
[n] the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

Misc. Definitions

\Tri"ad\, n. [L. trias, -adis, Gr. ?, ?, fr.?, ?, three: cf. F. triade. See {Three}, and cf. {Trias}, {Trio}.]
1. A union of three; three objects treated as one; a ternary; a trinity; as, a triad of deities.
2. (Mus.) (a) A chord of three notes. (b) The common chord, consisting of a tone with its third and fifth, with or without the octave.
3. (Chem.) An element or radical whose valence is three. {Triads of the Welsh bards}, poetical histories, in which the facts recorded are grouped by threes, three things or circumstances of a kind being mentioned together. {Hindu triad}. See {Trimurti}.

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