Definition of trinity in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪnɪti

noun (plural trinities)

1 (the Trinity or the Holy Trinity) The three persons of the Christian Godhead; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
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  • These creeds settled basic issues such as the Trinity and deity of Christ.
  • The humanity of Christ provides the opportunity for the manifestation of the Trinity.
  • References to the doctrines of the Trinity and the incarnation, the cross and the resurrection abound.
1.1A group of three people or things: the wine was the first of a trinity of three excellent vintages
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  • THIRUVAIYARU IN Thanjavur district is well known for being the place where saint composer Sri Thyagaraja, one of the music trinities, lived.
  • So often in life we just ignore our souls and we're trinities.
  • Each of these trinities are expiring one after the other because none can solve the confusion of a tri-une god.
1.2 [mass noun] The state of being three: God is said to be trinity in unity
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  • The powerful movement is from trinity to unity.
  • In the early centuries of the Church, there were maddeningly diverse and often conflicting beliefs on core issues such as the human and divine natures of Christ, the unity and trinity of God, and much else.
  • Many churches teach nothing at all about the life of God as trinity.


Middle English: from Old French trinite, from Latin trinitas 'triad', from trinus 'threefold' (see trine).

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