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en·ne·ad

 (ĕn′ē-ăd′)
n.
A group or set of nine.

[Greek enneas, ennead-, from ennea, nine; see newn̥ in Indo-European roots.]

ennead

(ˈɛnɪˌæd)
n
1. (Mathematics) a group or series of nine
2. (Mathematics) the sum of or number nine
[C17: from Greek enneas, from ennea nine]
ˌenneˈadic adj

en•ne•ad

(ˈɛn iˌæd)

n.
a group of nine persons, things, or deities.
[1645–55; < Greek ennead-, s. of enneás=enné(a) nine + -as- -ad1]
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Noun1.ennead - the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and oneennead - the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
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