• WordNet 3.6
    • n trinity three people considered as a unit
    • n Trinity the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead
    • n trinity the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: St. Patrick explained the Holy Trinity to King Laoghaire, using the shamrock to illustrate the trinity
    • Trinity Any symbol of the Trinity employed in Christian art, especially the triangle.
    • Trinity Any union of three in one; three units treated as one; a triad, as the Hindu trinity, or Trimurti.
    • Trinity (Christian Theol) The union of three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three persons as to individuality.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first atomic bomb exploded at Trinity Site, New Mexico.
    • n trinity The condition of being three; threeness.
    • n trinity A set or group of three; a triad; a trio; a trine.
    • n trinity [capitalized] The union of three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—in one Godhead; the threefold personality of the one divine being. The statements of the doctrine of the Trinity in the creeds of Christendom are the result of attempts to reconcile the accepted teaching of Scripture
    • n trinity A symbolical representation of the mystery of the Trinity, frequent in Christian art. One of the most general forms in which the Trinity has been symbolized consists of a figure of the Father seated on a throne, the head surrounded with a triangular nimbus, or surmounted with a triple crown, Christ with the cross in front, and the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, resting on the cross. The mystic nnion of the three persons has also been symbolized by various emblems or devices in which three elements are combined into one whole, as, for instance, by the eqnilateral triangle, or a combination of the triangle, the circle, and sometimes the trefoil.
    • n trinity In heraldry, a bearing compounded of an orle, a pall, and four roundels, three at the angles of the orle where the bands of the pall meet it, the fourth at the intersection of the bands of the pall. This last roundel bears the word deus; the other three, the words pater, filius, and spiritus sanctus respectively; each part of the pall bears the word est; each part of the orle the words non est.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Trinity trin′i-ti the union of three in one Godhead: the persons of the Godhead: any symbolical representation of the persons of the Trinity
    • n Trinity one who holds the doctrine of the Trinity: a member of the Trinitarian order
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  • Rudyard Kipling
    “The Three in One, the One in Three? Not so! To my own Gods I go. It may be they shall give me greater ease than your cold Christ and tangled Trinities.”
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    “Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. trinitee, F. trinité, L. trinitas, fr. trini, three each. See Trinal


In literature:

Gask, Holy Trinity (Trinity-Gask).
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
The bookcases at Trinity College, set up in 1618, and those at Jesus College, made probably in 1679, call for no special remark.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
BURY, M.A., Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin.
"The Wallypug in London" by G. E. Farrow
This is life, consciousness, and to this the spiritual body belongs, each aspect of the Trinity having its own Body.
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
The threefold repetition of the HOLY has at all times by the Church of Christ been connected with the Holy Trinity.
"Holy in Christ" by Andrew Murray
By RICHARD SHILLETO, M.A., Trinity College, Cambridge.
"Notes and Queries, Number 213, November 26, 1853" by Various
Trinity Church looked cool and shady, as the party entered it from the dazzle of the outer sunshine.
"A Little Country Girl" by Susan Coolidge
Beale was originally a Trinity man, but had been for about a year Master of Jesus.
"St. John's College, Cambridge" by Robert Forsyth Scott
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.
"Notes and Queries, No. 209, October 29 1853" by Various
Harrer an' Trinity College!
"The Seven Seas" by Rudyard Kipling
The two boys struck across to Broadway, and followed that street down past Trinity Church, turning down the first street beyond.
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger
Early in the school year the teachers of Trinity School, Athens, Alabama, made their annual visitation to the country people.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 2, April, 1900" by Various
His uncle, W. Ayscough, was rector of a near parish and a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
He entered Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1806.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
My father, his father, and all my family for generations back have been to Trinity College, Cambridge.
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
Plymouth Holy Trinity & S. Mary Magdalene.
"The Leper in England: with some account of English lazar-houses" by Robert Charles Hope
In 1851 a handsome schoolhouse was built for the Company, in Trinity Square, Tower Hill.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
It is famous for its magnificent priory church of the Holy Trinity.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
In the creed which they instituted there is a trinity.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
Then there was the church called Trinity.
"Literary New York" by Charles Hemstreet

In poetry:

Where she stands, our mother Mary,
In her human majesty,
Nearest to the sanctuary
Of the awful Trinity.
"The Annunciation" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Let ev'ry one, that hears my voice,
And understands my words, rejoice;
Let ev'ry one applaud with me
The undivided Trinity.
"A Hymn, Or Carol, For Christmas-Day" by Rees Prichard
Men, saints and angels, then, accord
To chant the praises of the Lord —
The praises of the Trinity,
Who dealt so graciously by me.
"The 30th Psalm, A Thanksgiving For Deliverance Out Of Trouble" by Rees Prichard
Of all men living there's not one does owe
More to his Maker — or that is more bound
To praise the Holy Trinity, than thou —
Than thou thyself, art in the country round.
"How A Person Ought To Rouse Up Both Body And Soul, In The Dead Of Night, To Praise His God " by Rees Prichard
Thou hast but two rare cabinets full of treasure,
The Trinitie, and Incarnation:
Thou hast unlockt them both,
And made them jewels to betroth
The work of thy creation
Unto thyself in everlasting pleasure.
"Ungratefulnesse" by George Herbert
Kiss me. Kiss her. The miracle is wrought—
The simple beauty out of simple love—
Mother and father, child and God—all One—
Eternal trinity for ever sought.
O, blessed from her quiet place above,
Your mother kisses us—a life’s work done.
"Sonnet Of Motherhood XLV" by Zora Bernice May Cross

In news:

MANLIUS — Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its annual steak supper and country store Oct 20.
Trinity College released the latest slice of ARIS findings recently, and the news wasn't good.
After 31 years and a record of 332-75 he'll coach in his final regular-season St X-Trinity game on Friday night.
Kansas University graduate student Jacob Boyd fills out his ballot on Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, the polling site for precincts 8 and 40.
Trinity Video Communications Trinity Touch.
Using input from the FBI, Trinity Video Communications designed a secure video touch screen especially for Polycom.
The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Edison High School and a 1998 graduate of Trinity System School of Nursing.
The British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) has called in Trinity PR for a profile-raising media relations campaign.
On Tuesday, the chief of Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics Emergency Medicine Department, explained how he worked his way to becoming a doctor in the United States.
New Trinity head of school 'coming home.
Isabelle Scherman and Joseph F Weber, Jr, were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, May 21, 1934.
The Seamstress interviews Rose Bent Trio, Lady Trinity, Miss Chief and Jacque about their new album.
John the Baptist 52, Holy Trinity 6.
John the Baptist defeated Holy Trinity, 52-6, Sunday in a CHSFL quarterfinal.
Trinity Brumfield, of Warners, will make her national television debut Wednesday night, but she'll have to stay up way past her 8:30 pm bedtime to watch it.

In science:

Bennett, Sr., Fellowship at Trinity University.
A Frame Bundle Generalization of Multisymplectic Momentum Mappings
This research was mainly done during a visit by SJ to the University of Cambridge, partly funded by Trinity College.
Dismantling sparse random graphs
This research was mainly done during a visit by SJ to the University of Cambridge, partly funded by Trinity College.
Random graphs with forbidden vertex degrees
During the same period, I have benefited from the financial sup Trinity College, Cambridge, the Shapiro and Huang Families through their UCLA graduate student fellowships, and Microsoft Corporation.
Multiple recurrence and the structure of probability-preserving systems
PhD thesis, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, November 2009.
Certifiable Quantum Dice - Or, testable exponential randomness expansion
Summary talk at “Expectations of a Final Theory”, Trinity College, Cambridge, September 2005.
Enlightenment, Knowledge, Ignorance, Temptation
He started at Cambridge, for which he held a life-long affection, first as an undergraduate (1935-38) at Trinity College, reading the Mathematics Tripos, then as a Ph.D.
1953: An unrecognized summit in human genetic linkage analysis
He spent five years in Z¨urich and two years in Trinity College in Cambridge studying mathematics.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work
Edmund Landau, the famous number theorist, was an acquaintance of the Lehmann family and had suggested Trinity College as the place Erich should go to study mathematics.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work
Sen, Phase and scaling properties of determinants arising in topological field theories, Trinity College Dublin Preprint, hep-th/9506079 (1995).
On two complementary approaches aiming at the definition of the determinant of an elliptic partial differential operator
Wierzba, Symplectic Singularities, Ph.D. thesis, Trinity college, Cambridge University, September 2000.
Symplectic Resolutions for Quotient Singularities
ADM would like to acknowledge the support of a Trinity College ERS grant and a British government ORS award.
Surface Brightness Profiles and Structural Parameters for Globular Clusters in the Fornax and Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxies
This work was supported by Trinity University and by an endowment from the late Mr.
The Crab Nebula's Composition and Precursor Star Mass
Like Gore, Monck was a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
In 1878 he returned to academic life as Professor of Moral Philosophy at Trinity.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness