trifunctional etymology

English word trifunctional comes from English tri-, English functional

Detailed word origin of trifunctional

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
tri- English (eng) (chemistry) Used in combination with a known element name (e.g. 'tri-silicon') to designate an unknown element that would reside three periods lower than the known element on a Mendeleev-type periodic table. See Mendeleev's predicted elements. Three.
functional English (eng) (computing) An object encapsulating a function pointer (or equivalent).. (mathematics) A function that takes a function as its argument; More precisely: A function y=f(x) whose argument x varies in a space of (real valued, complex valued) functions and whose value belongs to a monodimensional space. An example: the definite integration of integrable real functions in a real interval.. [...]
trifunctional English (eng) (organic chemistry) Having three functional groups. Having three functions.

Words with the same origin as trifunctional

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlete triathlon tributyrin tricorder tricuspid tridermic triester trifecta trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trilobite trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong