noun, plural tri·pos·es.

(at Cambridge University, England) any of various final honors examinations.

Origin of tripos

1580–90; pseudo-Hellenization of Latin tripūs tripod Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for tripos



British the final honours degree examinations in all subjects at Cambridge University

Word Origin for tripos

C16: from Latin tripūs, influenced by Greek noun ending -os
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