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tripos

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noun tri·pos \ˈtrī-ˌpäs\

Definition of tripos

  1. 1 archaic :  tripod

  2. 2 [from the three-legged stool occupied by a participant in a disputation at the degree ceremonies] :  a final honors examination at Cambridge university originally in mathematics



Origin of tripos

modification of Latin tripus


First Known Use: 1589


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