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trigger point
noun Date: circa 1891 a localized usually tender or painful area of the body and especially of a muscle that when stimulated gives rise to pain elsewhere in the body
trigger-happy
adjective Date: 1943 1. irresponsible in the use of firearms; especially inclined to shoot before clearly identifying the target 2. a. inclined to be irresponsible in ...
triggered
adjective see trigger I
triggerfish
noun Date: 1849 any of various deep-bodied bony fishes (family Balistidae, especially genus Balistes) of warm seas having an anterior dorsal fin with two or three stout ...
triggerman
noun Date: circa 1930 a gunman who shoots the victim (as in a gangland murder)
triglyceride
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1860 any of a group of lipids that are esters formed from one molecule of glycerol and three molecules of one or ...
triglyph
noun Etymology: Latin triglyphus, from Greek triglyphos, from tri- + glyphein to carve — more at cleave Date: 1563 a slightly projecting rectangular tablet in a Doric ...
triglyphic
adjective see triglyph
triglyphical
adjective see triglyph
trigon
noun Etymology: Latin trigonum, from Greek trigōnon, from neuter of trigōnos triangular, from tri- + gōnia angle — more at -gon Date: 1563 triplicity 1
trigonal
adjective Date: 1878 of, relating to, or being the division of the hexagonal crystal system or the forms belonging to it characterized by a vertical axis of threefold ...
trigonally
adverb see trigonal
trigonometric
also trigonometrical adjective Date: 1687 of, relating to, or being in accordance with trigonometry • trigonometrically adverb
trigonometric function
noun Date: 1909 1. a function (as the sine, cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant, or cosecant) of an arc or angle most simply expressed in terms of the ratios of pairs of sides ...
trigonometrical
adjective see trigonometric
trigonometrically
adverb see trigonometric
trigonometry
noun Etymology: New Latin trigonometria, from Greek trigōnon + -metria -metry Date: 1614 the study of the properties of triangles and trigonometric functions and of their ...
trigram
noun Date: 1606 1. trigraph 2 2. any of the eight possible combinations of three whole or broken lines used especially in Chinese divination
trigraph
noun Date: circa 1836 1. three letters spelling a single consonant, vowel, or diphthong 2. a cluster of three successive letters • trigraphic adjective
trigraphic
adjective see trigraph
trihalomethane
noun Date: 1968 any of various derivatives CHX3 of methane (as chloroform) that have three halogen atoms per molecule and are formed especially during the chlorination of ...
trihedral
adjective Date: 1789 1. having three faces 2. of or relating to a trihedral angle • trihedral noun
trihybrid
noun Date: 1903 an individual or strain that is heterozygous for three pairs of genes • trihybrid adjective
trihydroxy
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1895 containing three hydroxyl groups in the molecule
triiodothyronine
noun Etymology: tri- + iod- + thyronine an amino acid of which thyroxine is a derivative Date: 1952 an iodine-containing hormone C15H12I3NO4 that is an amino acid derived ...
trijet
noun Date: 1967 an aircraft powered with three jet engines
Trikala
or Trikkala geographical name city central Greece population 48,810
trike
noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration Date: 1883 tricycle
Trikkala
geographical name see Trikala
trilateral
adjective Etymology: Latin trilaterus, from tri- + later-, latus side Date: 1660 having three sides or parties
trilby
noun (plural trilbies) Etymology: from the fact that such a hat was worn in the London stage version of the novel Trilby (1894) by George du Maurier Date: 1897 chiefly ...
trilinear
adjective Date: 1715 of, relating to, or involving three lines
trilingual
adjective Date: 1834 consisting of, having, or expressed in three languages ; also familiar with or able to use three languages • trilingually adverb
trilingually
adverb see trilingual
triliteral
I. adjective Etymology: tri- + Latin littera letter Date: 1751 consisting of three letters and especially of three consonants • triliteralism noun II. noun Date: circa ...
triliteralism
noun see triliteral I
trill
I. verb Etymology: Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch trillen to vibrate, Swedish trilla to roll Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to flow in a small stream or in ...
triller
noun see trill III
trillion
noun Etymology: French, from tri- + -illion (as in million) Date: 1690 1. — see number table 2. an indeterminately large number • trillion adjective • trillionth ...
trillionth
adjective or noun see trillion
trillium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Swedish trilling triplet; from its three leaves Date: circa 1760 any of a genus (Trillium) of herbs of the lily family with an erect stem ...
trilobate
adjective Date: 1785 trilobed
trilobed
adjective Date: 1826 having three lobes
trilobite
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek trilobos three-lobed, from tri- + lobos lobe Date: 1832 any of numerous extinct Paleozoic marine arthropods (group Trilobita) having the ...
trilogy
noun (plural -gies) Etymology: Greek trilogia, from tri- + -logia -logy Date: circa 1661 a series of three dramas or literary works or sometimes three musical compositions ...
Trim
geographical name town E Ireland capital of County Meath population 1781
trim
I. verb (trimmed; trimming) Etymology: probably from Middle English *trimmen to prepare, put in order, from Old English trymian, trymman to strengthen, arrange, from trum ...
trim one's sails
phrasal to adjust oneself or one's actions to prevailing conditions
trim size
noun Date: circa 1929 the actual size (as of a book page) after excess material required in production has been cut off
trimaran
noun Etymology: tri- + catamaran Date: 1949 a fast pleasure sailboat with three hulls side by side
Trimble
biographical name David 1944- Irish peace activist
trimer
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1930 a polymer formed from three molecules of a monomer • trimeric adjective
trimeric
adjective see trimer
trimerous
adjective Etymology: New Latin trimerus, from Greek tri- + meros part — more at merit Date: 1826 having the parts in threes — used of a flower and often written 3-merous
trimester
noun Etymology: French trimestre, from Latin trimestris of three months, from tri- + mensis month — more at moon Date: 1821 1. a period of three or about three months; ...
trimeter
noun Etymology: Latin trimetrus, from Greek trimetros having three measures, from tri- + metron measure — more at measure Date: 1540 a line of verse consisting of three ...
trimethoprim
noun Etymology: tri- + meth- + -prim (by shortening & alteration from pyrimidine) Date: 1964 a synthetic antibacterial and antimalarial drug C14H18N4O3 used alone or in ...
trimly
adverb see trim II
trimmer
noun Date: 1555 1. a. (1) one that trims articles (2) one that stows coal or freight on a ship so as to distribute the weight properly b. an instrument or ...
trimming
noun Date: circa 1518 1. defeat, beating 2. the act of one who trims 3. a. a decorative accessory or additional item b. an additional garnishing
trimness
noun see trim II
trimonthly
adjective Date: 1856 occurring every three months
trimorphic
adjective Etymology: Greek trimorphos having three forms, from tri- + -morphos -morphous Date: 1866 occurring in or having three distinct forms
trimotor
noun Date: 1923 an airplane powered by three engines
Trimurti
noun Etymology: Sanskrit -trimūrti, from trimūrti having three forms, from tri- tri- + mūrti body, form Date: 1810 the great triad of Hindu gods comprising Brahma, ...
Trinacria
geographical name — see Sicily • Trinacrian adjective
Trinacrian
adjective see Trinacria
trinal
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin trinalis, from Latin trini three each Date: 15th century threefold
Trincomalee
geographical name city & port NE Sri Lanka on Bay of Bengal population 50,000
trine
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French trin, from Latin trinus, from trini three each; akin to Latin tres three — more at three Date: 14th century 1. ...
trine immersion
noun Date: 1637 the practice of immersing a candidate for baptism three times in the names of the members of the Trinity
Trinidad
geographical name island SE West Indies off coast of NE Venezuela population 1,184,106; with Tobago, a dominion ( Trinidad and Tobago) of the Commonwealth of Nations since ...
Trinidadian
adjective or noun see Trinidad
trinitarian
adjective Date: 1628 1. capitalized of or relating to the Trinity, the doctrine of the Trinity, or adherents to that doctrine 2. having three parts or aspects ; threefold
Trinitarian
noun Date: 1628 1. a member of a religious teaching and nursing order for men founded in France in 1198 by John of Matha and Philip of Valois 2. one who subscribes to the ...
Trinitarianism
noun see Trinitarian
trinitrotoluene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1900 TNT
Trinity
I. noun Etymology: Middle English trinite, from Anglo-French trinité, from Late Latin trinitat-, trinitas state of being threefold, from Latin trinus threefold Date: 13th ...
Trinitytide
noun Date: 15th century the season of the church year between Trinity Sunday and Advent
trinket
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1527 1. a small ornament (as a jewel or ring) 2. a small article of equipment 3. a thing of little value ; trifle
trinketry
noun Date: 1810 small items of personal ornament
trinocular
adjective Etymology: tri- + binocular Date: 1960 relating to or being a binocular microscope equipped with a lens for photographic recording during direct visual observation
trinomial
I. noun Etymology: tri- + -nomial (as in binomial) Date: 1674 1. a polynomial of three terms 2. a biological taxonomic name of three terms of which the first designates ...
trinucleotide
noun Date: 1918 a nucleotide consisting of three mononucleotides in combination ; codon
trio
noun (plural trios) Etymology: French, from Italian, from tri- (from Latin) Date: circa 1724 1. a. a musical composition for three voice parts or three instruments b. ...
triode
noun Date: 1919 an electron tube with an anode, a cathode, and a controlling grid
triol
noun Date: 1936 a chemical compound (as glycerol) containing three hydroxyl groups
triolet
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, literally, clover leaf, clover, ultimately from Greek triphyllon, from tri- tri- + phyllon leaf — more at blade Date: 1651 a ...
triose
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1894 either of two monosaccharides C3H6O3 containing three carbon atoms
trioxide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1863 an oxide containing three atoms of oxygen
trip
I. verb (tripped; tripping) Etymology: Middle English trippen, from Anglo-French treper, triper, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English treppan to tread — more at trap ...
trip wire
noun Date: 1915 1. a low-placed concealed wire used especially in warfare to trip an enemy or trespasser and usually to trigger an alarm or explosive device when moved 2. ...
trip-hammer
I. noun Date: 1781 a massive power hammer having a head that is tripped and allowed to fall by cam or lever action II. adjective Date: 1846 suggesting a trip-hammer in loud ...
trip-hop
noun Etymology: probably blend of 2trip (high from a psychedelic drug) + hip-hop Date: 1989 electronic dance music usually based on a slow hip-hop beat and incorporating ...
tripack
noun Date: 1911 a combination of three superposed films or emulsions each sensitive to a different primary color for simultaneous exposure in one camera
tripartite
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin tripartitus, from tri- + partitus divided — more at partite Date: 15th century 1. divided into or ...
tripe
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French Date: 14th century 1. stomach tissue especially of a ruminant (as an ox) used as food 2. something poor, worthless, or ...
triphenylmethane
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1885 a crystalline hydrocarbon CH(C6H5)3 that is the parent compound of many dyes
triphosphate
noun Date: circa 1826 a salt or acid that contains three phosphate groups — compare ATP, GTP
triphosphopyridine nucleotide
noun Date: 1937 NADP
triphthong
noun Etymology: tri- + -phthong (as in diphthong) Date: circa 1599 1. a phonological unit consisting of three successive vocalic sounds in one syllable 2. trigraph • ...
triphthongal
adjective see triphthong
tripinnate
adjective Date: circa 1760 bipinnate with each division pinnate • tripinnately adverb
tripinnately
adverb see tripinnate
triplane
noun Date: 1909 an airplane with three main supporting surfaces superposed
triple
I. verb (tripled; tripling) Etymology: Middle English (Scots), from Late Latin triplare, from Latin triplus, adjective Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to make three ...
triple bogey
noun Date: 1963 a golf score of three strokes over par on a hole • triple-bogey transitive verb
triple bond
noun Date: 1889 a chemical bond in which three pairs of electrons are shared by two atoms in a molecule — compare double bond, single bond
triple counterpoint
noun Date: circa 1869 three-part musical counterpoint so written that any part may be transposed above or below any other
Triple Crown
noun Date: circa 1897 1. an unofficial title in horse racing representing the championship achieved by a horse that wins the three classic races for a designated category 2. ...
triple jump
noun Date: 1964 a jump for distance in track-and-field athletics usually from a running start and combining a hop, a stride, and a jump in succession • triple jumper noun ...
triple jumper
noun see triple jump
triple play
noun Date: 1869 a play in baseball by which three players are put out
triple point
noun Date: 1872 the condition of temperature and pressure under which the gaseous, liquid, and solid phases of a substance can exist in equilibrium
triple sec
noun Etymology: from Triple Sec, a trademark Date: 1943 a colorless orange-flavored liqueur
triple threat
noun Date: 1924 1. a football player adept at running, kicking, and passing 2. a person adept in three different fields of activity • triple-threat adjective
triple-bogey
transitive verb see triple bogey
triple-decker
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1938 something having three basic components or levels: as a. trilogy b. a sandwich consisting of three pieces of bread and two ...
triple-double
noun Date: 1982 an instance of a player accumulating 10 or more points, assists, and rebounds in one basketball game
triple-header
noun Date: circa 1949 a program consisting of three consecutive games, contests, or events
triple-space
Date: circa 1939 transitive verb to type (text) leaving two blank lines between lines of copy intransitive verb to type on every third line
triple-team
transitive verb Date: 1973 to block or guard (an opponent) with three players at one time • triple-team noun
triple-threat
adjective see triple threat
triple-tongue
intransitive verb Date: 1879 to articulate the notes of triplets in fast tempo on a wind instrument by using the tongue positions especially for t, k, t for the notes of each ...
triplet
noun Etymology: 2triple Date: 1656 1. a unit of three lines of verse 2. a. a combination, set, or group of three b. a group of three elementary particles (as ...
tripletail
noun Date: circa 1803 a large marine bony fish (Lobotes surinamensis of the family Lobotidae) of warm and tropical waters that has long dorsal and anal fins which extend ...
triplex
I. noun Date: 1571 something (as an apartment) that is triplex II. adjective Etymology: Latin, from tri- + -plex -fold — more at -fold Date: 1655 1. threefold, triple ...
triplicate
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin triplicatus, past participle of triplicare to triple, from triplic-, triplex threefold Date: 15th century consisting of ...
triplication
noun see triplicate II
triplicity
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English triplicite, from Late Latin triplicitas condition of being threefold, from Latin triplic-, triplex Date: 14th century 1. one ...
triploblastic
adjective Etymology: Latin triplus + English -o- + -blastic Date: circa 1888 having three primary germ layers
triploid
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin triplus triple Date: 1911 having or being a chromosome number three times the monoploid number • ...
triploidy
noun see triploid
triply
adverb Date: 1641 in a triple degree, amount, or manner
tripod
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin tripod-, tripus, from Greek tripod-, tripous, from tripod-, tripous, adjective, three-footed, from tri- + pod-, pous foot — more at ...
tripodal
adjective see tripod
tripoli
noun Etymology: French, from Tripoli, region of Africa Date: circa 1601 1. an earth consisting of very friable soft schistose deposits of silica and including diatomite and ...
Tripoli
geographical name 1. (or Arabic Ṭarābulus) (or ancient Tripolis) city & port NW Lebanon NNE of Beirut population 127,611 2. (or Arabic Ṭarābulus) (or ancient Oea) city ...
Tripolis
I. geographical name see Tripoli 1 II. geographical name see Tripolitania
Tripolitan
adjective or noun see Tripoli
Tripolitania
or ancient Tripolis geographical name region & former province NW Libya bordering on the Mediterranean • Tripolitanian adjective or noun
Tripolitanian
adjective or noun see Tripolitania
tripos
noun Etymology: modification of Latin tripus Date: 1589 1. archaic tripod 2. [from the three-legged stool occupied by a participant in a disputation at the degree ...
tripper
noun Date: 1813 1. chiefly British one that takes a trip ; tourist 2. a tripping device (as for operating a railroad signal)
trippingly
adverb Date: 15th century in a nimble or lively manner
trippy
adjective Date: 1968 of, relating to, or suggestive of a trip on psychedelic drugs or the culture associated with such drugs
triptan
noun Etymology: -triptan (as in sumatriptan Date: 1997 any of a class of drugs (as sumatriptan) that bind to and are agonists of serotonin receptors and are used to treat ...
triptych
noun Etymology: Greek triptychos having three folds, from tri- + ptychē fold Date: 1731 1. an ancient Roman writing tablet with three waxed leaves hinged together 2. a. ...
Tripura
geographical name state E India between Bangladesh & Assam capital Agartala area 4035 square miles (10,451 square kilometers), population 2,757,205
triradiate
adjective Date: 1846 having three rays or radiating branches
trireme
noun Etymology: Latin triremis, from tri- + remus oar — more at row Date: 1600 an ancient galley having three banks of oars
trisaccharide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1899 a sugar that yields on complete hydrolysis three monosaccharide molecules
trisect
transitive verb Etymology: tri- + intersect Date: 1695 to divide into three usually equal parts • trisection noun • trisector noun
trisection
noun see trisect
trisector
noun see trisect
trishaw
noun Etymology: tri- + rickshaw Date: 1946 pedicab
triskaidekaphobia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek treiskaideka thirteen (from treis three + kai and + deka ten) + New Latin phobia — more at three, ten Date: circa 1911 fear of the ...
triskele
noun see triskelion
triskelion
or triskele noun Etymology: triskelion from New Latin, from Greek triskelēs three-legged, from tri- + skelos leg; triskele from Greek triskelēs — more at isosceles Date: ...
trismus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek trismos gnashing (of teeth), from trizein to squeak, gnash; akin to Latin stridēre to creak — more at strident Date: circa 1693 1. ...
trisoctahedron
noun Etymology: Greek tris thrice + English octahedron — more at ter- Date: circa 1847 a solid (as a crystal) having 24 congruent faces meeting on the edges of a regular ...
trisodium phosphate
noun Date: 1923 a crystalline compound Na3PO4 that is used especially in cleaning compositions
trisomic
adjective or noun see trisomy
trisomy
noun (plural -mies) Etymology: tri- + 3-some + 2-y Date: 1930 the condition (as in Down syndrome) of having one or a few chromosomes triploid in an otherwise diploid set ...
trisomy 21
noun Etymology: from the occurrence of trisomy in chromosome 21 of persons with Down syndrome Date: 1961 Down syndrome
Tristan
noun Date: 1530 Tristram
Tristan da Cunha
geographical name island S Atlantic, chief of the Tristan da Cunha Islands attached to British colony of St. Helena area 38 square miles (98 square kilometers), population ...
tristate
adjective Date: 1900 of, relating to, or consisting of three adjoining states
triste
adjective Etymology: French, from Old French, from Latin tristis Date: 1756 sad, mournful; also wistful
tristearin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1856 a crystallizable triglyceride C57H110O6 of stearic acid found especially in hard fats
tristesse
foreign term Etymology: French melancholy
tristeza
noun Etymology: Portuguese, literally, sadness, from Latin tristitia, from tristis sad Date: circa 1902 a highly infectious disease of citrus trees grafted on sour orange ...
tristful
adjective Etymology: Middle English trist sad, from Anglo-French triste Date: 15th century sad, melancholy • tristfully adverb • tristfulness noun
tristfully
adverb see tristful
tristfulness
noun see tristful
tristimulus
adjective Date: 1933 of or relating to values giving the amounts of the three colored lights red, green, and blue that when combined additively produce a match for the color ...
Tristram
noun Etymology: Middle English Tristrem, from Anglo-French Tristan Date: 14th century the lover of Isolde of Ireland and husband of Isolde of Brittany in medieval legend
trisubstituted
adjective Date: circa 1899 having three substituent atoms or groups in the molecule
trisulfide
noun Date: 1866 a compound of an element or radical with three atoms of sulfur
trisyllabic
adjective Etymology: Latin trisyllabus, from Greek trisyllabos, from tri- + syllabē syllable Date: circa 1637 having three syllables
trisyllable
noun Date: 1589 a word of three syllables
trite
adjective (triter; tritest) Etymology: Latin tritus, from past participle of terere to rub, wear away — more at throw Date: 1548 hackneyed or boring from much use ; not ...
tritely
adverb see trite
triteness
noun see trite
tritheism
noun Date: 1678 the doctrine that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three distinct Gods • tritheist noun or adjective • tritheistic or tritheistical adjective
tritheist
noun or adjective see tritheism
tritheistic
adjective see tritheism
tritheistical
adjective see tritheism
trithing
noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of Old English *thrithing, *thriding Date: 12th century archaic riding III,1
tritiated
adjective Date: 1953 containing and especially labeled with tritium
triticale
noun Etymology: New Latin, blend of Triticum, genus of wheat, and Secale, genus of rye Date: 1952 an amphidiploid hybrid between wheat and rye having protein-rich grain; also ...
tritium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek tritos third — more at third Date: 1933 a radioactive isotope of hydrogen that has one proton and two neutrons in its nucleus and that ...
tritoma
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek tritomos thrice cut, from tri- + temnein to cut; from their trimerous flowers — more at tome Date: 1804 any of a genus ...
triton
I. noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Tritōn Date: 1536 1. capitalized a son of Poseidon described as a demigod of the sea with the lower part of his body like that of a ...
tritone
noun Etymology: Greek tritonon, from tri- + tonos tone Date: 1609 a musical interval of three whole steps
triturable
adjective see triturate I
triturate
I. transitive verb (-rated; -rating) Etymology: Late Latin trituratus, past participle of triturare to thresh, from Latin tritura act of rubbing, threshing, from tritus, past ...
trituration
noun Date: 1646 1. the act or process of triturating ; the state of being triturated ; comminution 2. a triturated medicinal powder made by triturating a substance with a ...
triturator
noun see triturate I
triumph
I. noun (plural triumphs) Etymology: Middle English triumphe, from Old French, from Latin triumphus Date: 14th century 1. a ceremony attending the entering of Rome by a ...
triumphal
adjective see triumph I
triumphalism
noun Date: 1964 an attitude or feeling of victory or superiority: as a. the attitude that one religious creed is superior to all others b. smug or boastful pride in ...
triumphalist
noun or adjective see triumphalism
triumphant
adjective Date: 15th century 1. victorious, conquering 2. archaic of or relating to a triumph 3. rejoicing for or celebrating victory 4. notably successful • ...
triumphantly
adverb see triumphant
triumvir
noun (plural -virs; also triumviri) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, back-formation from triumviri, plural, commission of three men, from trium virum of three men Date: ...
triumvirate
noun Date: 1584 1. a body of triumvirs 2. the office or government of triumvirs 3. a group or association of three
triune
I. noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Latin tri- + unus one — more at one Date: 1605 Trinity 1 II. adjective Date: 1632 three in one: a. of or relating to the ...
trivalent
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1865 1. having a chemical valence of three 2. conferring immunity to three different pathogenic strains or ...
Trivandrum
geographical name city & port S India NW of Cape Comorin capital of Kerala population 699,872
trivet
noun Etymology: Middle English trevet, from Old English trefet, probably modification of Late Latin triped-, tripes, from Latin, three-footed, from tri- + ped-, pes foot — ...
trivia
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: New Latin, back-formation from Latin trivialis Date: 1920 unimportant matters ; trivial facts or details; also ...
trivial
adjective Etymology: Latin trivialis found everywhere, commonplace, from trivium crossroads, from tri- + via way — more at way Date: 1589 1. commonplace, ordinary 2. a. ...
trivial name
noun Date: 1759 1. specific epithet 2. a common or vernacular name of an organism or chemical
trivialise
British variant of trivialize
trivialist
noun see trivial
triviality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1598 1. the quality or state of being trivial 2. something trivial ; trifle
trivialization
noun see trivialize
trivialize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1846 to make trivial ; reduce to triviality • trivialization noun
trivially
adverb see trivial
trivium
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin, meeting of three ways, crossroads Date: 1647 a group of studies consisting of grammar, rhetoric, and logic and forming the lower ...
triweekly
I. adjective Date: 1832 1. occurring or appearing three times a week 2. occurring or appearing every three weeks • triweekly adverb II. noun (plural -lies) Date: 1838 ...
tRNA
noun Date: 1962 transfer RNA
Troad
geographical name see Troas 1
Troadic
adjective see Troas
Troas
geographical name 1. (or Troad) territory surrounding the ancient city of Troy in NW Mysia, Asia Minor 2. ancient city of Mysia S of site of Troy • Troadic adjective
Trobriand
geographical name islands SW Pacific in Solomon Sea; attached to Papua New Guinea area 170 square miles (442 square kilometers) • Trobriander or Trobriand Islander noun
Trobriand Islander
noun see Trobriand
Trobriander
noun see Trobriand
trocar
also trochar noun Etymology: French trocart, alteration of trois-quart from trois three + carre edge Date: circa 1706 a sharp-pointed surgical instrument fitted with a ...
trochaic
adjective Etymology: Middle French trochaïque, from Latin trochaicus, from Greek trochaikos, from trochaios trochee Date: 1589 of, relating to, or consisting of trochees ...
trochanter
noun Etymology: Greek trochantēr; akin to Greek trechein to run Date: 1615 1. a rough prominence at the upper part of the femur of many vertebrates serving usually for the ...
trochanteral
adjective see trochanter
trochanteric
adjective see trochanter
trochar
noun see trocar
troche
noun Etymology: alteration of earlier trochisk, from Late Latin trochiscus, from Greek trochiskos, from diminutive of trochos wheel Date: circa 1597 lozenge 3
trochee
noun Etymology: probably from Middle French trochée, from Latin trochaeus, from Greek trochaios, from trochaios running, from trochē run, course, from trechein to run; akin to ...
trochlea
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, block of pulleys, from Greek trochileia, from trochilos sheave, from trochos wheel Date: circa 1693 an anatomical structure that is ...
trochlear
adjective Date: circa 1681 1. of, relating to, or being a trochlea 2. of, relating to, or being a trochlear nerve
trochlear nerve
noun Date: circa 1858 either of the fourth pair of cranial nerves that supply some of the eye muscles with motor fibers — called also trochlear
trochoid
noun Etymology: Greek trochoeidēs like a wheel, from trochos wheel Date: circa 1704 the curve generated by a point on the radius of a circle or the radius extended as the ...
trochoidal
adjective see trochoid
trochophore
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek trochos wheel + pherein to carry — more at bear Date: 1892 a free-swimming ciliate larva occurring in several invertebrate groups (as ...
trod
past and past participle of tread
trodden
past participle of tread
troffer
noun Etymology: blend of trough and coffer Date: 1942 an inverted trough serving as a support and reflector usually for a fluorescent lighting unit
troglodyte
noun Etymology: Latin troglodytae, plural, from Greek trōglodytai, from trōglē hole, cave (akin to Greek trōgein to gnaw, Armenian aracem I lead to pasture, graze) + dyein ...
troglodytic
adjective see troglodyte
trogon
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek trōgōn, present participle of trōgein to gnaw Date: 1792 any of numerous nonpasserine tropical birds (family Trogonidae) ...
troika
noun Etymology: Russian troĭka, from troe three; akin to Old English thrīe three Date: 1842 1. a Russian vehicle drawn by three horses abreast; also a team for such a ...
troilite
noun Etymology: German Troilit, from Domenico Troili, 18th century Italian scientist + German -it -ite Date: circa 1868 a mineral that is a variety of pyrrhotite and that is ...
Troilus
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek Trōïlos Date: 14th century a son of Priam who in medieval legend loved Cressida and lost her to Diomedes
Trois-Rivières
geographical name town Canada in S Quebec NE of Montreal on N bank of St. Lawrence River population 46,264
Trois-Rivières-Ouest
geographical name town Canada in S Quebec population 23,287
Troja
geographical name see Troy 3
Trojan
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin trojanus of Troy, from Troia, Troja Troy, from Greek Trōïa Date: 14th century 1. a native or inhabitant of Troy 2. one who ...
Trojan horse
noun Etymology: from the large hollow wooden horse filled with Greek soldiers and introduced within the walls of Troy by a stratagem Date: 1837 1. someone or something ...
Trojan War
noun Date: 1611 a 10-year war between the Greeks and Trojans brought on by the abduction of Helen by Paris and ended with the destruction of Troy
troll
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, probably from Anglo-French *troiller, *troller; akin to Anglo-French troil, trolle winch Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to cause ...
troller
noun see troll I
trolley
I. noun also trolly (plural trolleys; also trollies) Etymology: probably from 1troll Date: 1823 1. dialect England a cart of any of various kinds 2. a. a device that ...
trolley car
noun see trolley I
trolleybus
noun Date: 1921 a bus that is powered electrically by two overhead wires
trollop
noun Etymology: perhaps irregular from trull Date: 1621 a vulgar or disreputable woman; especially one who engages in sex promiscuously or for money

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