noun, often capitalized
tri·​une | \ ˈtrī-ˌyün How to pronounce triune (audio) \

Definition of triune

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Definition of triune (Entry 2 of 2)

: three in one:
a : of or relating to the Trinity the triune God
b : consisting of three parts, members, or aspects

Examples of triune in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But good luck with that against Brady, head of a New England triune quarterback panel that has not thrown an interception in its first 249 throws of the season. David White, New York Times, 11 Nov. 2016 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Our triune brain gives us a superb piece of hardware that no other living species on Earth has. Luis E. Romero, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 To my faith in the triune God when I was confirmed ... Adam Geller, Star Tribune, 10 Jan. 2021 Taylor is the lone woman in a triune tragedy that has sparked outrage across the nation and the globe. NBC News, 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of triune


1605, in the meaning defined above


1632, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triune


Latin tri- + unus one — more at one

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“Triune.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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