(Tri*per`son*al"i*ty) n. The state of existing as three persons in one Godhead; trinity.
(Trip"er*y) n. [Cf. F. triperie.] A place where tripe is prepared or sold. London Quart. Rev.
(Tripe"stone`) n. (Min.) A variety of anhydrite composed of contorted plates fancied to
resemble pieces of tripe.
(Tri*pet"al*oid) a. [Pref. tri- + petaloid.] (Bot.) Having the form or appearance of three
petals; appearing as if furnished with three petals.
(Tri*pet"al*ous) a. [Pref. tri- + petalous: cf. F. tripétale.] (Bot.) Having three petals, or
flower leaves; three-petaled.
(Trip" ham`mer) A tilt hammer.
(Tri"phane) n. [Gr. appearing three- fold; (see Tri-) + to appear cf. F. triphane.] (Min.) Spodumene.
(Triph"thong) n. [Pref. tri- + - phthong, as in diphthong: cf. F. triphthonque.] (Orthoëpy)
A combination of three vowel sounds in a single syllable, forming a simple or compound sound; also, a
union of three vowel characters, representing together a single sound; a trigraph; as, eye, -ieu in adieu, -
eau in beau, are examples of triphthongs.
(Triph*thon"gal) a. Of or pertaining to a triphthong; consisting of three vowel sounds pronounced
together in a single syllable.
(Triph"y*line) n. Triphylite.
(Triph"y*lite) n. [Pref. tri- + Gr. a family, class. So called in allusion to its containing three
phosphates.] (Min.) A mineral of a grayish-green or bluish color, consisting of the phosphates of iron,
manganese, and lithia.
A salmon-colored or clove-brown variety containing but little iron is known as lithiophilite.
(Triph"yl*lous) a. [Gr. (see Tri-) + a leaf: cf. F. triphylle.] (Bot.) Having three leaves; three-
(Tri*pin"nate) a. [Pref. tri- + pinnate.] (Bot.) Having bipinnate leaflets arranged on each
side of a rhachis.
(Tri`pin*nat"i*fid) a. [Pref. tri- + pinnatifid.] (Bot.) Thrice pinnately cleft; said of a pinnatifid
leaf when its segments are pinnatifid, and the subdivisions of these also are pinnatifid.
(Tri*pla"sian), a. Three-fold; triple; treble. [Obs.] Cudworth.
(Tri"ple) a. [L. triplus; tri- (see Tri-) + -plus, as in duplus double: cf. F. triple. See Double, and
1. Consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie.
By thy triple shape as thou art seen.Dryden.
2. Three times repeated; treble. See Treble.
3. One of three; third. [Obs.] Shak.
Triple crown, the crown, or tiara, of the pope. See Tiara, 2. Triple-expansion steam engine,
a compound steam engine in which the same steam performs work in three cylinders successively.