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1. A figure composed of three solid or interrupted parallel lines, especially as used in Chinese philosophy or divination according to the I Ching.
2. See trigraph.

tri′gram·mat′ic (-grə-măt′ĭk) adj.
tri′gram·mat′i·cal·ly adv.


(Alternative Belief Systems) a figure made up of three whole or broken lines, used in Chinese divination


(ˈtraɪ græm)

any group or sequence of three adjacent letters or symbols.
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Noun1.trigram - a word that is written with three letters in an alphabetic writing systemtrigram - a word that is written with three letters in an alphabetic writing system
written word - the written form of a word; "while the spoken word stands for something, the written word stands for something that stands for something"; "a craftsman of the written word"
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The four Taegeukgi trigrams represent heaven, earth, fire and water.
Bigrams and trigrams (collocations of length 2 and 3, respectively) found within pulse-referencing MDs.
Next longest is by-by, then eight Web3 headword trigrams, cwm, cyp, gym, gyp, myx-, pyx, zyg-, zym-.
The painting 1976 was accompanied by In Search of Trigrams, 2016, a ritualistic performance in which the artist-shaman and other performers slowly walked in a circle.
Those four black symbols are actually called trigrams from ancient I Ching (Book of Changes) and denote four universal elements of movement and harmony.
The method in [14] compressed text based on a trigram model; it splits a text file into trigrams and compresses these trigrams using a trigrams dictionary.
ii) TRIGRAMSsvm: in this method, trigrams feature set is introduced to build the SVM classifier [4].
For practical reasons, I favour trigrams for the investigation of conglomerates in English because trigrams are more efficient than bigrams for data-mining and because compounds would cause too much noise for queries based on single hyphenated sequences.
the interplay between yang and yin, line and line, line and position, lower and upper trigrams, hexagram and situation, question and text, text and interpreter, and the intertransformation between hexagrams).
Once found, only the terms that may form bigrams or trigrams with a term from the original request will be used.
Paired with palettes of cool powder blue, gray, and navy, clusters of small black lines--abstracted from the flag's four black trigrams representing the four elements, seasons, directions, and virtues--pepper the tops and pullovers.
Certain methods of tokenization, such as breaking the text into bigrams or trigrams, leads to tiling, which is a good method for basic search, but does not work well for TAR, Noel explains.