trigram

noun
tri·gram | \ˈtrī-ˌgram \

Definition of trigram 

2 : any of the eight possible combinations of three whole or broken lines used especially in Chinese divination

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The trigrams on the South Korea flag were translated into an eight-point star, representing the full spectrum of a united fraternity of North Korea and South Korea athletes. New York Times, "Your Designs: Olympic Logos for Russia and the Two Koreas," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of trigram

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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