tristate etymology

English word tristate comes from English tri-, English state

Detailed word origin of tristate

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.
state English (eng) (obsolete) stately (anthropology) A society larger than a tribe. A society large enough to form a state in the sense of a government.. (computing) The set of all parameters relevant to a computation.. (computing) The stable condition of a processor during a particular clock cycle.. (computing) The values of all parameters at some point in a computation.. (mathematics, stochastic processes) [...]
tristate English (eng) Having, or pertaining to, three distinct states.. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a region in the United States where three state borders come to a single point. (often capitalized) The area in some regions of the United States where three state borders come to a single point.. (programming) A variable, etc. that can take any of three distinct values.

Words with the same origin as tristate

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 triuranium trong