Definition of Triad
(noun) A group of three.
Examples of Triad
- American English – /trIE-ad/
- British English – /trIE-ad/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈtraɪˌæd/
- British English – /ˈtrʌɪad/
- Plural: triads
- Georg Simmel (1858–1918) noted that the difference between a dyad (group of two) is there are opportunities in a triad for two members to form a coalitionagainst the other.
- Also called:
- A group of three is described as (adjective) triadic or (adjective) triadistic.
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triad. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/triad/
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “triad.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 3, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/triad/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“triad.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 3 Oct. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/triad/>.