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trine

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adjective \ˈtrīn\

Definition of trine

  1. 1 :  threefold, triple

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being the favorable astrological aspect of two celestial bodies 120 degrees apart

Origin and Etymology of trine

Middle English, from Anglo-French trin, from Latin trinus, from trini three each; akin to Latin tres three — more at three


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trine

noun

Definition of trine

  1. 1 :  a group of three :  triad

  2. 2 :  the trine astrological aspect of two celestial bodies

First Known Use of trine

1552

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