# Trifecta vs Triad - What's the difference?

## As nouns the difference between trifecta and triad

is that trifecta is (us|australia|new zealand) a bet in which the bettor must select the first three placegetters of a race in the order in which they finish while triad is a grouping of three.

# trifecta

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• (US, Australia, New Zealand) A bet in which the bettor must select the first three placegetters of a race in the order in which they finish.
• * 2006 , Vincent Conti, Thoroughbred Horse Racing Systems and Methodologies , page 9,
• The conservative player will play the exacta box bet and the occasional trifecta box wager.
• * 2010 , Leonard A. Asimow, Mark M. Maxwell, Probability and Statistics with Applications: A Problem Solving Text , page 10,
• In a trifecta , you must wager on three horses: the one that finishes first (win), the one that finishes second (place), and the one that finishes third (show) in order.
• (US, Australia, New Zealand) The attainment of three important achievements, qualities, etc.
• (US, by extension) A set of three related things, often things that cause problems.
• * 2007 , Michael Morrison, Head First JavaScript , page 525,
• Along with runtime errors, two other errors we saw earlier round out the JavaScript bug trifecta : syntax errors, logic errors, and runtime errors.
• * 2011', Beatriz Scaglia, '' The '''Trifecta of Evil and the Crisis of Faith: Devil, Satan, and Lucifer .
• * 2011', Markus Horner, '' Consistently Persistent: Living with the Tourette '''Trifecta .
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## 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