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n. Hinduism
The triad of gods consisting of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer as the three highest manifestations of the one ultimate reality.

[Sanskrit trimūrtiḥ : tri-, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + mūrtiḥ, form.]
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(Hinduism) the triad of the three chief gods of later Hinduism, consisting of Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer, and Siva the Destroyer
[from Sanskrit, from tri three + mūrti form]
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(trɪˈmʊər ti)

(in later Hinduism) a trinity consisting of Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer.
[1800–10; < Skt trimūrti=tri three + mūrti shape]
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Noun1.Trimurti - the triad of divinities of later HinduismTrimurti - the triad of divinities of later Hinduism
Brahma - the Creator; one of the three major deities in the later Hindu pantheon
Siva, Shiva - the destroyer; one of the three major divinities in the later Hindu pantheon
Vishnu - the sustainer; a Hindu divinity worshipped as the preserver of worlds
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