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▪ He saw that they celebrated nature as a living, breathing trinity.
▪ Indeed, the inter-connections of this penal trinity of population, capacity and conditions form the heart of the reform quagmire.
▪ Instead, they recognized an interlocking trinity of types: animal, human, divine.
▪ The divinity of the second person of the trinity is then understood with reference to the other two persons of the trinity.
▪ They look at each other in mutual love and self-giving, a trinity yet together revealing the unity of the Godhead.
▪ We were the most unholy trinity on the face of the earth, or else the most holy.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Trinity \Trin"i*ty\, n. [OE. trinitee, F. trinit['e], L. trinitas, fr. trini three each. See Trinal.]

  1. (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.

  2. Any union of three in one; three units treated as one; a triad, as the Hindu trinity, or Trimurti.

  3. Any symbol of the Trinity employed in Christian art, especially the triangle.

    Trinity House, an institution in London for promoting commerce and navigation, by licensing pilots, ordering and erecting beacons, and the like.

    Trinity Sunday, the Sunday next after Whitsunday; -- so called from the feast held on that day in honor of the Holy Trinity.

    Trinity term. (Law) See the Note under Term, n., 5.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., "the Father, Son and Holy Spirit," constituting one God in prevailing Christian doctrine, from Old French trinite "Holy Trinity" (11c.), from Late Latin trinitatem (nominative trinitas) "Trinity, triad" (Tertullian), from Latin trinus "threefold, triple," from plural of trini "three at a time, threefold," related to tres (neuter tria) "three" (see three). The Latin word was widely borrowed in European languages with the rise of Christianity (Irish trionnoid, Welsh trindod, German trinität). Related: Trinitarian.


n. 1 A group or set of three people or things; triad; trio; trine. 2 The state of being three; threeness.

  1. n. the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one [syn: three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-ace]

  2. the union of the Father and Son and Holy Ghost in one Godhead [syn: Holy Trinity, Blessed Trinity, Sacred Trinity]

  3. three people considered as a unit [syn: trio, threesome, triad]

Trinity, AL -- U.S. town in Alabama
Population (2000): 1841
Housing Units (2000): 728
Land area (2000): 3.620374 sq. miles (9.376724 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.620374 sq. miles (9.376724 sq. km)
FIPS code: 76872
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 34.603808 N, 87.086137 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 35673
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Trinity, AL
Trinity, FL -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Florida
Population (2000): 4279
Housing Units (2000): 1863
Land area (2000): 4.721134 sq. miles (12.227680 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.721134 sq. miles (12.227680 sq. km)
FIPS code: 72442
Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12
Location: 28.177854 N, 82.671139 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Trinity, FL
Trinity, NC -- U.S. city in North Carolina
Population (2000): 6690
Housing Units (2000): 2759
Land area (2000): 16.897125 sq. miles (43.763351 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.096566 sq. miles (0.250104 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 16.993691 sq. miles (44.013455 sq. km)
FIPS code: 68400
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 35.873522 N, 80.010158 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 27370
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Trinity, NC
Trinity, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 2721
Housing Units (2000): 1284
Land area (2000): 3.778128 sq. miles (9.785305 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.778128 sq. miles (9.785305 sq. km)
FIPS code: 73664
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 30.945495 N, 95.375599 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 75862
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Trinity, TX
Trinity -- U.S. County in California
Population (2000): 13022
Housing Units (2000): 7980
Land area (2000): 3178.607390 sq. miles (8232.554997 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 28.933587 sq. miles (74.937644 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3207.540977 sq. miles (8307.492641 sq. km)
Located within: California (CA), FIPS 06
Location: 40.667129 N, 123.070397 W
Trinity, CA
Trinity County
Trinity County, CA
Trinity -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 13779
Housing Units (2000): 8141
Land area (2000): 692.844560 sq. miles (1794.459095 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 21.158212 sq. miles (54.799514 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 714.002772 sq. miles (1849.258609 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 31.008608 N, 95.204909 W
Trinity, TX
Trinity County
Trinity County, TX
Trinity (disambiguation)

The Trinity is the Christian doctrine of one God in three persons.

Trinity may also refer to:


SSC RF "Troitsk Institute of Innovative and Thermonuclear Research" or TRINITY for short ) is a Russian state scientific center (SSC) in the field of controlled thermonuclear fusion, plasma physics, laser physics, and the technology and practical application of impulse sources of power supply based on MHD generators.

It is located in Troitsk, Moscow Oblast. It was established in 1956 as the Magnetic Laboratory of the USSR Academy of Sciences by an initiative of the academician Anatoly Aleksandrov.

In 1961, it was merged into Kurchatov Institute as a special sector (later a section). From 1971 it was a subdivision of Kurchatov Institute under the direction of academician Evgeny Velikhov. From 1978 until December 2003 its director was the USSR Academy of Sciences correspondent member Vyacheslav Pismenniy. Currently, its Director is Professor V. E. Cherkovets.

TRINITY was reestablished in 1991 receiving its current name. In 1994 it was granted the status of State Scientific Center (SSC), which was renewed in 1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2007.

TRINITY operates the experimental facility Angara 5-1 and the thermonuclear complex SFT (Strong Field Tokamak T-11M).

Trinity (nuclear test)

Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon, conducted by the United States Army on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. The test was conducted in the Jornada del Muerto desert about southeast of Socorro, New Mexico, on what was then the USAAF Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range (now part of White Sands Missile Range). The only structures originally in the vicinity were the McDonald Ranch House and its ancillary buildings, which scientists used as a laboratory for testing bomb components. A base camp was constructed, and there were 425 people present on the weekend of the test.

The code name "Trinity" was assigned by J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory, inspired by the poetry of John Donne. The test was of an implosion-design plutonium device, informally nicknamed "The Gadget", of the same design as the Fat Man bomb later detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945. The complexity of the design required a major effort from the Los Alamos Laboratory, and concerns about whether it would work led to a decision to conduct the first nuclear test. The test was planned and directed by Kenneth Bainbridge.

Fears of a fizzle led to the construction of a steel containment vessel called Jumbo that could contain the plutonium, allowing it to be recovered, but Jumbo was not used. A rehearsal was held on May 7, 1945, in which of high explosive spiked with radioactive isotopes were detonated. The Gadget's detonation released the explosive energy of about . Observers included Vannevar Bush, James Chadwick, James Conant, Thomas Farrell, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, Leslie Groves, Robert Oppenheimer, Geoffrey Taylor, and Richard Tolman.

The test site was declared a National Historic Landmark district in 1965, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places the following year.

Trinity (novel)

Trinity is a novel by American author Leon Uris, published in 1976 by Doubleday.

Trinity (role-playing game)

Trinity is a science fiction role-playing game published by White Wolf Game Studio in 1997 (and later by the ArtHaus imprint).

Trinity (The Matrix)

Trinity is a fictional character in The Matrix franchise. She is portrayed by Carrie-Anne Moss in the films. In the gameplay segments of Path of Neo, she is voiced by Jennifer Hale. Trinity first appears in the first film in the trilogy, The Matrix.

Trinity (electoral district)

Trinity was an electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons, 1935 to 1988. It covered a portion of western Toronto. Its name comes from the Trinity–Bellwoods area that was once home to Trinity College.

Trinity (film)

For the Spaghetti Western, see They Call Me Trinity

Trinity is a 2001 cult science fiction film. It was written and directed by Gary Boulton-Brown, and stars Tom McCamus (as Dr. Clerval), Lucy Akhurst (as Schiller), and Stephen Moyer (as Brach).

Trinity (wrestler)

Stephanie Finochio (born December 1, 1971) is an American stuntwoman and former professional wrestler and valet. She is best known by her ring nameTrinity and for her stints in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment.

Trinity (Past, Present and Future)

Trinity (Past, Present and Future) is the third studio album by Slum Village, released on August 13, 2002.

Trinity (story arc)

"Trinity" was a comic book crossover story line published by DC Comics that ran through a self-titled limited series and the issues of Darkstars, Green Lantern vol. 3, and L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 cover dated August and September 1993. It was written by Gerard Jones and Mark Waid from a plot by Michael Jan Friedman.

Trinity (Visions of Atlantis album)

Trinity is the third studio album by Austrian symphonic power metal band Visions of Atlantis and features American vocalist Melissa Ferlaak. The release date was May 25, 2007 in Europe and June 5, 2007 in the USA.

Trinity (video game)

Trinity is an interactive fiction computer game written by Brian Moriarty and published in 1986 by Infocom. It is widely regarded as one of the company's best works. Trinity was included as one of the titles in the 2010 book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die.

The plot blends historical and fantastic elements as part of a prose poem regarding the destructive power of the atomic bomb and the futile nature of war in the atomic age. The name refers to the Trinity test, the first nuclear explosion, which took place in July 1945. It is Infocom's twentieth game and the last game released by the company when it was solvent.

Trinity (My Dying Bride album)

Trinity is a compilation album by death/doom metal band My Dying Bride. The album combines tracks from previously released EPs. This compilation CD also has two different versions of the front cover. The American release version has a different cover to the version released in the rest of the world. In 2004 the CD was re-released and given an extra 2 tracks taken from the band's first demo, " Towards the Sinister".

"Trinity" is the first of four My Dying Bride compilation albums, followed by 2000's " Meisterwerk 1" and " Meisterwerk 2" and 2005's " Anti-Diluvian Chronicles".

Trinity (Clea album)

Trinity is an album by the British group Clea. It was the first release following the departure of member Chloe Staines. Trinity, Clea's second album (their first and only album release in the UK) was released on 3 July 2006 on Upside Records.

In September 2005, Clea collaborated with production group Da Playaz to release a single, " We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off". This was a dance remake of the Narada Michael Walden song made famous by Jermaine Stewart. The single reached number 35 on the UK charts. "Lucky Like That" was the band's second single from this album and was released in June 2006. The single placed at number 55 on the UK charts.

In July 2006, Clea released "We Don't Have to Take our Clothes Off" in Hong Kong, under the label Ludavibe. The song had a lot of airplay, peaking at number 1 on the week of 23 July on the RTHK 2 radio chart. The song did not make an appearance on any other international radio charts.

The album Trinity was released in Hong Kong with a different packaging and a bonus CD including the videos for "We Don't Have to Take our Clothes Off" and "Lucky Like That", as well as four remixes of each song. Interest of the band has spread all around the area, including China, Philippines, India, and Australia.

Trinity (musician)

Trinity aka Junior Brammer (b. Wade Brammer, 1954, Kingston, Jamaica) is a reggae deejay and producer, whose career began in the mid-1970s and continued into the 1990s.

Trinity (comic book)

Trinity is the title of an American weekly comic book limited series published by DC Comics that debuted during the first week of June, 2008. It ran for 52 issues.

Trinity (comics)

Trinity, in comics, may refer to:

  • DC Comics comics and characters:
    • Trinity (comics character), a character created in 1990 and used in stories featuring the Teen Titans and Wonder Woman
    • Trinity (story arc), a 1993 crossover story arc that include a limited series and issues of Green Lantern vol. 3, Darkstars, and L.E.G.I.O.N.
    • Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity, a 2002 limited series by Matt Wagner
    • Trinity (comic book), a 2008 weekly limited series written by Kurt Busiek, with art by Mark Bagley
    • Blue Trinity and Red Trinity, Soviet superspeedster teams created by Pyotr Orloff, featured in Flash and Suicide Squad
  • Trinity (Team Tejas), an Azteca Productions superheroine and member of Team Tejas
  • Trinity Blood, a light novel series and manga
  • Trinity Angels, a 1997 series from Acclaim Comics
  • Broken Trinity, a 2008 series from Image Comics
  • Sister Trinity, a late nineteenth century, Old West avatar of Warrior Nun Areala
Trinity (TV series)

Trinity is a British drama series which was broadcast on ITV2 from September to November 2009. The series is set in the fictional Trinity College of Bridgeford University, and stars Charles Dance, Claire Skinner, Antonia Bernath, Christian Cooke, Reggie Yates, and Isabella Calthorpe.

Trinity (Prototype album)

Trinity is the debut album by American heavy metal band Prototype. The album was released in 2002 following up from their 1998 EPCloned. When the album was released in the U.S. in 2002 it was under the WWIII Music/AMC Label whereas it was released in Europe in 2004 under the Massacre Records label and featured two bonus tracks that were not on the American version.

Trinity (Revolution Renaissance album)

Trinity is the third and final album by Revolution Renaissance, released on September 24, 2010.

Trinity (Mat Maneri album)

Trinity is a solo album by American composer, improviser and jazz violin and viola player Mat Maneri recorded in 1999 and released on the ECM label.

Trinity (U.S. TV series)

Trinity is an American family drama series created by Matthew Carnahan that aired on the broadcast network NBC from October 16, 1998 to February 28, 1999. Only eight of the first season's 10 episodes were aired before the series was cancelled by NBC. Among the main cast was Louis Ferreira, Jill Clayburgh, Tate Donovan, and Sam Trammell.

Trinity (character)

Trinity, as a character in fiction, may refer to:

  • In films:
    • Trinity (The Matrix), the central female character in the Matrix trilogy
    • "Trinity" a.k.a. the "Right Hand of the Devil", a gunslinger hero in a series of spaghetti western films (most notably, They Call Me Trinity and Trinity Is STILL My Name!) played by Terence Hill
  • In comics:
    • DC Comics
      • Trinity (comics character), a character created in 1990 and used in stories featuring the Teen Titans and Wonder Woman
      • Blue Trinity and Red Trinity, Soviet superspeedster teams created by Pyotr Orloff, featured in Flash and Suicide Squad
    • Trinity (Team Tejas), an Azteca Productions superheroine and member of Team Tejas
    • Sister Trinity, a late nineteenth century, Old West avatar of Warrior Nun Areala
  • In anime
    • Team Trinity, the group or sibling characters from series Mobile Suit Gundam 00.
Trinity (Andrei Rublev)

The Trinity (, also called The Hospitality of Abraham) is an icon created by a Russian painter Andrei Rublev in the 15th century. It is his most famous work, and the most famous of all Russian icons, regarded as one of the highest achievements of Russian art. Scholars believe that is it one of only two works of art (the second being the Dormition Cathedral frescoes in Vladimir) that can be attributed to Rublev with any sort of certainty.

The Trinity depicts the three angels who visited Abraham at the Oak of Mamre , but the painting is full of symbolism and is interpreted as an icon of the Holy Trinity. At the times of Andrei Rublev the Holy Trinity was the embodiment of spiritual unity, peace, harmony, mutual love and humility. The icon was commissioned to honour the saint Sergius of Radonezh of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius near Moscow (now in the town of Sergiyev Posad). Little is known about The Trinity's history, art historians can only make suggestions based on few known facts. Even the authorship of Rublev is questioned sometimes. Various authors suggest different dates, such as 1408-1425, 1422-1423 or 1420-1427. The official version states 1411 or 1425-27. The Trinity is currently held in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

Trinity (supercomputer)

Trinity is a next generation supercomputer which is planned to be built at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, United States.

Trinity (Joe McPhee album)

Trinity is an album by mult-instrumentalist and composer Joe McPhee recorded in 1972 and originally released on the CjR label, then reissued by Atavistic in 2001.

Usage examples of "trinity".

This argument proves that judiciary power is common to the entire Trinity, which is quite true: still by special appropriation such power is attributed to the Son, as stated above.

The author of a celebrated dialogue, which has been attributed to Lucian, whilst he affects to treat the mysterious subject of the Trinity in a style of ridicule and contempt, betrays his own ignorance of the weakness of human reason, and of the inscrutable nature of the divine perfections.

This notion is plausible in a merely hydrostatical point of view, and is supposed to have been adopted by most of the Fellows of Trinity, but certainly not by Thorp, who is one of the most amiable of their number.

To this epoch of ardent abstractions and impassioned logomachies belongs the philosophical reign of Julian, an illuminatus and Initiate of the first order, who believed in the unity of God and the universal Dogma of the Trinity, and regretted the loss of nothing of the old world but its magnificent symbols and too graceful images.

Even without hearing the words, Rama knew that the pradhan mantri was praying to the Holy Trinity to protect them all from the krodh of the great seer-mage.

May Day festival service, celebrated by a choir of birds, who sing an ingenious, but what must have seemed in those days a more than slightly profane, paraphrase or parody of the matins for Trinity Sunday, to the praise of Cupid.

The stanzas which follow contain a paraphrase of the matins for Trinity Sunday, allegorically setting forth the doctrine that love is the all-controlling influence in the government of the universe.

Augustine found himself where the mystics found themselves in their prayerful reflections on the Trinity.

But I have reviewed, with diligence and pleasure, the objects of ecclesiastical history, by which the decline and fall of the Roman empire were materially affected, the propagation of Christianity, the constitution of the Catholic church, the ruin of Paganism, and the sects that arose from the mysterious controversies concerning the Trinity and incarnation.

Stokes, and was duly entered in Trinity College as a subsizar, which means that he was admitted on suspicion.

After the Trinity had been praised, and Synvoret and two other travellers from distant parts of Empire had been welcomed back with a formal speech from the Tripos the general business of the day began.

Objection 1: It would seem unfitting that the whole Trinity should adopt.

If you can bring the two opposing images together as you would on a stereoscopic viewer, and as traditional Christians bring together the Father, Son and Holy Ghost of the Trinity, then you will have understood something about the power and metaphysicality of these unsorted yet related words.

That afternoon, an old friend called on Mary Lincoln, the Reverend Francis Vinton of Trinity Church, New York.

Satan will once again try to counterfeit God by creating his own trinity: Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet.