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 (trī′ăd′, -əd)
1. A group of three.
2. Music A chord of three tones, especially one built on a given root tone plus a major or minor third and a perfect fifth.
3. A section of a Pindaric ode consisting of the strophe, antistrophe, and epode.

[Late Latin trias, triad-, from Greek, the number three; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

tri·ad′ic (trī-ăd′ĭk) adj.
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