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tristate

or tri-state

[ trahy-steyt ]
/ ˈtraɪˌsteɪt /
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adjective

pertaining to a territory made up of three adjoining states: a tristate league.
pertaining to the three adjoining parts of such states: the tristate region of Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.

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British Dictionary definitions for tristate

tristate
/ (ˈtraɪˌsteɪt) /

adjective

(of a digital computer chip) having high, low, and floating output states
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