Triad vs Polyad - What's the difference?

triad | polyad |

Triad is a see also of polyad.


As nouns the difference between triad and polyad

is that triad is a grouping of three while polyad is a group consisting of an indeterminate number of things or people.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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)

    Anagrams

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    polyad

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia polyad) (en noun)
  • A group consisting of an indeterminate number of things or people.
  • See also

    * monad * dyad * triad * tetrad * pentad * hexad * heptad * octad * nonad * decad * See also