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trine

 (trīn)
adj.
1. Threefold; triple.
2.
a. Of or relating to an astrologically favorable positioning of two celestial bodies 120° apart.
b. In astrology, situated 120° apart.
n.
1. A group of three.
2. In astrology, the aspect of two planets when 120° apart.
3. Trine Christianity See Trinity.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin trīnus, sing. of trīnī, three each; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

trine

(traɪn)
n
1. (Astrology) astrology an aspect of 120° between two planets, an orb of 8° being allowed. Compare conjunction5, opposition9, square10
2. anything comprising three parts
adj
3. of or relating to a trine
4. threefold; triple
[C14: from Old French trin, from Latin trīnus triple, from trēs three]
ˈtrinal adj

trine

(traɪn)

adj.
1. threefold; triple.
2. Astrol. pertaining to the positive aspect of two of the zodiac planets distant from each other 120°.
n.
3. a set or group of three; triad.
4. (cap.) the Trinity.
[1350–1400; Middle English: threefold (< Old French trin(e)) < Latin trīnī by threes (see trinary)]

Trine

 three; triad; a favourable aspect of the planets.
Examples: trine of astrologers—Lipton, 1970; single trine of brass tortoises.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trine - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and onetrine - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"

trine

noun
A group of three individuals:
References in classic literature ?
To the blanc Moone Her office they prescrib'd, to th' other five Thir planetarie motions and aspects In SEXTILE, SQUARE, and TRINE, and OPPOSITE, Of noxious efficacie, and when to joyne In Synod unbenigne, and taught the fixt Thir influence malignant when to showre, Which of them rising with the Sun, or falling, Should prove tempestuous: To the Winds they set Thir corners, when with bluster to confound Sea, Aire, and Shoar, the Thunder when to rowle With terror through the dark Aereal Hall.
A few of the more advanced astrological topics are also discussed, such as trines, aspects, and conjunctions.
Trines womens hockey team will be the only womens intercollegiate team in Indiana, and its mens team will join nine others in the state.