noun Date: 1606 1. trigraph 2 2. any of the eight possible combinations of three whole or broken lines used especially in Chinese divination

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  • trigram — /truy gram/, n. a sequence of three adjacent letters or symbols. [1600 10; TRI + GRAM1] * * * …   Universalium

  • trigram — noun In Chinese Taoism, a symbol composed of three marks each of two types (creating 8 possible symbols) which are used for philosophical discussion and divination (fortunetelling) …   Wiktionary

  • trigram — [ trʌɪgram] noun 1》 a trigraph. 2》 each of the eight figures formed of three parallel lines that combine to form the sixty four hexagrams of the I Ching …   English new terms dictionary

  • trigram — tri·gram …   English syllables

  • trigram — tri•gram [[t]ˈtraɪ græm[/t]] n. ling. any group or sequence of three adjacent letters or symbols • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • trigram —   n. figure of three lines; inscription of three letters.    ♦ trigrammatic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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