2. That which serves to trim, make right or fitting, adjust, ornament, or the like; especially, the necessary
or the ornamental appendages, as of a garment; hence, sometimes, the concomitants of a dish; a relish;
usually in the plural.
3. The act of reprimanding or chastisting; as, to give a boy a trimming. [Colloq.]
(Trim"ming*ly), adv. In a trimming manner.
(Trim"ness), n. The quality or state of being trim; orderliness; compactness; snugness; neatness.
(Tri"morph) n. [See Trimorphous.] (Crystallog.) A substance which crystallizes in three
distinct forms, or which has three distinct physical states; also, any one of these distinct forms. See Trimorphism,
(Tri*mor"phic Tri*mor"phous) a. [Gr. three-formed; (see Tri-) + form.] Of, pertaining to, or
characterized by, trimorphism; contrasted with monomorphic, dimorphic, and polymorphic.
(Tri*mor"phism) n. [See Trimorphic.]
1. (Crystallog.) The property of crystallizing in three forms fundamentally distinct, as is the case with
titanium dioxide, which crystallizes in the forms of rutile, octahedrite, and brookite. See Pleomorphism.
2. (Biol.) The coëxistence among individuals of the same species of three distinct forms, not connected,
as a rule, by intermediate gradations; the condition among individuals of the same species of having
three different shapes or proportions of corresponding parts; contrasted with polymorphism, and dimorphism.
Heterogonous trimporphism (Bot.), that condition in which flowers of plants of the same species
have three different lengths of stamens, short, medium, and long, the blossoms of one individual plant
having short and medium stamens and a long style, those of another having short and long stamens
and a style of medium length, and those of a third having medium and long stamens and a short style,
the style of each blossom thus being of a length not represented by its stamens.
(||Tri*mur"ti) n. [Skr. trimurti; tri three + murti body.] (Hindu Myth.) The triad, or trinity, of
Hindu gods, consisting of Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Preserver, and Siva, the Destroyer. [Spelled
(Trim`y*a"ri*an) n. [Pref. tri + Gr. a muscle.] (Zoöl.) A lamellibranch which has three muscular
scars on each valve.
(Tri"nal) a. [L. trinus triple, trini three each, fr. tres, tria, three. See Three, and cf. Trine, a.
& n., Tern, a.] Threefold. "Trinal unity." Milton.
In their trinal triplicities on high.Spenser.
(Trin"dle) v. t. & n. See Trundle.
(Trine) a. [See Trinal.] Threefold; triple; as, trine dimensions, or length, breadth, and thickness.
(Trine), n. [F. trine, trin. See Trinal.]
1. (Astrol.) The aspect of planets distant from each other 120 degrees, or one third of the zodiac; trigon.
In sextile, square, and trine.Milton.