trilogy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trilogy a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Many of the stars that were in the Poltergeist Trilogy had strange deaths
    • n Trilogy A series of three dramas which, although each of them is in one sense complete, have a close mutual relation, and form one historical and poetical picture. Shakespeare's “ Henry VI.” is an example. "On the Greek stage, a drama, or acted story, consisted in reality of three dramas, called together a trilogy , and performed consecutively in the course of one day."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trilogy Originally, in the Greek drama, a series of three tragedies, each forming a complete part or stage in a historical or poetical narrative; hence, any literary, dramatic, or operatic work consisting of a sequence of three parts, each complete and independent save in its relation to the general theme. Thus, the name trilogy is given to Shakspere's “Henry VI.,” and to Schiller's “Wallenstein.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trilogy tril′ō-ji the name given by the Greeks to a group of three tragedies, either connected by a common subject or each representing a distinct story—the Oresteia of Æschylus, which embraces the Agamemnon, the Chœphorœ, and the Eumenides.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. trilogi`a; pref. tri-see Tri-) + lo`gos speech, discourse: cf. F. trilogie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. trilogiatri, tris, thrice, logia, speech—legein, to say.

Usage

In literature:

So terminated this last of the trilogical series.
"The Superstitions of Witchcraft" by Howard Williams
LIGHTSABER: An energy weapon developed by Clan Vader of Sandeman, inspired by the ones in the Star Wars trilogy they call the Saga.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
They might complain, the beggars, if I'd given them a dramatic trilogy or an epic.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
These three books the author regarded as a trilogy upon English politics, principles, and possibilities.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
It is the third in a trilogy, being in a way a sequel to "A Little Journey in the World" and "The Golden House.
"The Associate Hermits" by Frank R. Stockton
The Trilogy is moral as a tract.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
Hamerik's "Christian Trilogy" given by Theodore Thomas, in Baltimore, Md.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
And she had heard the Wagner Trilogy, which she thought magnificent.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
There may be autobiography in some of Mr Onions's work, but there is in his trilogy no more than should colour any man's book.
"A Novelist on Novels" by W. L. George
What do I care if this enabled him to write 'Lohengrin,' 'Tannhaeuser,' and the Trilogy?
"Rambles in Womanland" by Max O'Rell
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In news:

The author speaks on ' The Twelve ,' book two of his sweeping, postapocalyptic trilogy.
" The Twelve " is the second book in Justin Cronin's apocalyptic trilogy.
Second book of Justin Cronin's trilogy, " The Twelve ," hits stands this week.
The 30 Rock actress, 37, looks nothing like herself as Effie Trinket , a key character in The Hunger Games -- the hotly anticipated film based on Suzanne Collins' blockbuster book, the first in a young adult trilogy.
RepriseThe good thing about having an album trilogy is that there's a lot of music to pick from, and Green Day have new info regarding all three records – '¡Uno.
The good thing about having an album trilogy is that there's a lot of music to pick from, and Green Day have new info regarding all three records – '¡Uno.
First of three new tracks for 31-song major label debut 'Trilogy'.
"My brother read (the trilogy) and was the biggest fan ever," Shields says.
'The Hallway Trilogy' review: Adam Rapp's plays are uneventful but stars are uniformly excellent.
'The Hallway Trilogy, Part 1, Rose,' by Adam Rapp, stars Katherine… (Coudert/AP ).
There's no doubt about it: Suzanne Collins' 'Hunger Games' trilogy is everywhere.
A trilogy is a major undertaking, especially for a first-time author.
Filmmaker Gary Hustwit presents the last in a trilogy of pop documentaries about the endless reach of modern design into our daily lives.
Published Sunday, Sep 23, 2012, at 12 a.m. "Winter of the World" by Ken Follett (Dutton, $36) The next installment of the sweeping Century Trilogy, "Winter of the World," picks up where the epic "Fall of Giants" left off.
We've watched Zac Efron grow up in movies like the "High School Musical" trilogy and "Charlie St Cloud".
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In science:

We again appeal to the trilogy of elementary theorems due to Riemann and Liouville.52 Using these, we shall define an extension of Z (x), and we shall let Z (x) denote this extension as well.
Group structure of the solution manifold of the hyperbolic Ernst equation --- general study of the subject and detailed elaboration of mathematical proofs
This trilogy of papers achieved the aim of establishing contact, at the level of the EWC, between the theory and the expected measurements of MW and MZ .
Radiative Corrections in Precision Electroweak Physics: a Historical Perspective
In the preface to the second volume Professor Weinberg notes “Perhaps supersymmetry and supergravity will be the sub jects of a Volume III.” Before the Weinberg trilogy is completed, I hope we all have had the opportunity to study, examine, and enjoy Professor Weinberg’s The Quantum Theory of Fields in great detail.
Book Review: The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol. I and II by S. Weinberg
In a sense, then, this paper completes a ‘trilogy’ of which [2, 5] were the first two installments.
A Full Characterization of Quantum Advice
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