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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Trin·i·ty /ˈtrɪnəti/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trin·i·ty n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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
      3: three people considered as a unit [syn: trio, threesome,

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a word not found in Scripture, but used to express the doctrine
    of the unity of God as subsisting in three distinct Persons.
    This word is derived from the Gr. trias, first used by
    Theophilus (A.D. 168-183), or from the Lat. trinitas, first used
    by Tertullian (A.D. 220), to express this doctrine. The
    propositions involved in the doctrine are these: 1. That God is
    one, and that there is but one God (Deut. 6:4; 1 Kings 8:60;
    Isa. 44:6; Mark 12:29, 32; John 10:30). 2. That the Father is a
    distinct divine Person (hypostasis, subsistentia, persona,
    suppositum intellectuale), distinct from the Son and the Holy
    Spirit. 3. That Jesus Christ was truly God, and yet was a Person
    distinct from the Father and the Holy Spirit. 4. That the Holy
    Spirit is also a distinct divine Person.