'Tri-' definitions:

Definition of 'Tri-'

  • Tri- \Tri-\ [Gr. tri- or L. tri-, sometimes through French; akin to L. tres three, and E. three. See Three.] [1913 Webster]
  • 1. A prefix meaning three, thrice, threefold; as in tricolored, tridentate. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. (Chem.) A prefix (also used adjectively) denoting three proportional or combining part, or the third degree of that to the name of which it is prefixed; as in trisulphide, trioxide, trichloride. [1913 Webster]