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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.
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(Alternative Belief Systems) a figure made up of three whole or broken lines, used in Chinese divination
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(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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At this moment, the tagger implements only a second order hidden Markov model tagging paradigm (trigram tagging), utilizing a modified version of the Viterbi algorithm (Thede and Harper 1999), linear interpolation, successive abstraction and deleted interpolation as smoothing and default unknown word handling paradigms.
Trigram Properties, Folkes Holdings and Corum Property Investments have teamed up to finance the development.
Even a brief examination of the 81 corpus examples of ka mo ga suggests that the meanings traditionally assigned to the individual locative particles ka and mo are mostly irrelevant in this trigram. The function fulfilled by mo is especially problematic since it is difficult to link either of the two semantic connotations traditionally associated with mo, namely, 'on a flat surface' and 'within the bounds of an abstract concept', to the examples.
Each trial comprised a three-letter item (trigram) in the middle of the screen, and participants were asked to pick one of these and count how many times they saw it, remembering this for later recall.
Hexagrams were decoded by Lance Storm, using the 8 x 8 trigram matrix: The bottom three lines and the top three lines each form trigrams, which are collated with each other with the aid of the trigram matrix to form the hexagram.
Each page includes a trigram puzzle that relates to the scenes from the story.
The most commonly used versions are bigram (N = 2) and trigram (N = 3) models.
The trigram order has to be changed for different reasons.
Identify the trigram and 4-gram characters from the end of the words [w.sub.i], [w.sub.i+1], [w.sub.i-1].
It indicates the relationship between internal environment and external environment of the hexagram; the former is formed by the first three lines as the inner trigram, and the latter by the top three lines that form the outer trigram.
As it is none of the biggest." (67) Day's hand is somewhat harder to identify, for many of the unique shared phrases are fairly trivial, such as the trigram, "was the villain," which can be found in the Queen Mother's line, "Spaniards, this was the villain" (, and the following line in Humour Out of Breath (1607): "My lord, Hortensio was the villain." (68) Nonetheless, these repeated phrases tend to cluster in scenes for which the linguistic patterns accord with a theory of Day's authorship, rather than Dekker, Haughton, or indeed Marston.