Part of speech: noun

A group of three persons or things.

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Usage examples "triad":

  1. In a niche at the farther end of the hall were painted the divine Triad of Thebes, with Rameses I. and his son Seti, who approached them with offerings. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. The opening of the new era was marked by the appearance of a triad of Jewesses- Grace Aguilar in England, Rachel Morpurgo in Italy, and Henriette Ottenheimer in Germany. - "Jewish Literature and Other Essays", Gustav Karpeles.
  3. The other member of the triad, Gaius Licinius Macer Calvus, one of the most brilliant men of his time, was too deeply plunged in politics to be more than an accomplished amateur in poetry. - "Latin Literature", J. W. Mackail.