Definition of triptych noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

triptych

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtrɪptɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪptɪk//
 
(specialist) Artwork and techniques
 
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a picture that is painted or carved on three pieces of wood placed side by side, especially one over an altar in a church See related entries: Artwork and techniques Word Origin mid 18th cent. (denoting a set of three writing tablets hinged or tied together): from tri- ‘three’, on the pattern of diptych.
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