Triad vs Trad - What's the difference?

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As a noun triad

is a grouping of three.

triad

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A grouping of three.
  • (music) A chord consisting of a root tone, the tone two degrees higher, and the tone four degrees higher in a given scale.
  • (electronics) on a CRT display, a group of three neighbouring phosphor dots, coloured green, red, and blue.
  • A branch of a Chinese underground criminal society, mostly based in Hong Kong.
  • Synonyms

    * (group of three) threesome, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika, triumvirate

    See also

    * monad * dyad * mafia * tong * yakuza * ("triad" on Wikipedia)

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    trad

    English

    Adjective

  • Short for traditional, referring to an older or original style, especially in the phrase trad jazz.
  • Short for traditional, used in lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
  • Noun

    (-)
  • (climbing) .
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