trigram etymology

English word trigram comes from English tri-, English -gram (Something written, drawn or otherwise recorded.)

Detailed word origin of trigram

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.
-gram English (eng) Something written, drawn or otherwise recorded.
trigram English (eng) (linguistics) a special case of the n-gram where n is 3, used in natural language processing for doing statistical analysis of texts. A trigraph.. Any of the eight combinations of three complete or broken lines forming half of a hexagram in Chinese system of divination I Ching.

Words with the same origin as trigram

Descendants of tri-
Trifluvian triamide triathlete triathlon tributyrin tricorder tricuspid tridermic triester trifecta trifunctional trihydrofluoride triiodo trilateral trilayer trilevel trilithium trilobite trioxygen triparalogous triphasic triseralous tristate triuranium trong
Descendants of -gram
hologram sonic sound telegram ultrasound unison