tripos

noun
tri·​pos | \ ˈtrī-ˌpäs How to pronounce tripos (audio) \

Definition of tripos

1 [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
2 archaic : tripod

First Known Use of tripos

1589, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for tripos

modification of Latin tripus

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“Tripos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tripos. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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