noun \ˈtrī-ˌpäs\

Definition of TRIPOS

archaic :  tripod
[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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