triad Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “triad” in the English Dictionary

"triad" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈtraɪ.æd/


[C] a ​secretChineseorganizationinvolved in ​illegalactivities such as ​sellingdrugs

triad noun (THREE THINGS)

[S] literary three ​related things that ​form a ​group: the ​classic triad of the ​visualarts: ​architecture, ​painting and ​sculpture
(Definition of triad from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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triadnoun [C]

music a chord that consists of three ​notes that are separated by three or four half steps
(Definition of triad from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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