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Dictionary Definition



1 (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon
2 tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells
3 small usually bright-colored semiaquatic salamanders of North America and Europe and northern Asia [syn: newt]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Triton



  1. the atomic nucleus of a tritium atom, consisting of a proton and two neutrons
  2. any of several marine gastropods of the family Cymatiidae having a pointed spiral shell

See also




  1. newt

Extensive Definition

Triton may refer to one of many things named after Triton (mythology), a Greek god, the messenger of the deep, son of Poseidon, god of the sea.



  • SO.6000 Triton, the first French jet, built by the Société nationale des constructions aéronautiques du sud-ouest (SNCASO)




  • Triton X-100, a nonionic detergent often used in extraction buffers
  • A tritium nucleus, particularly one used as a bombarding particle or emitted in a nuclear reaction





  • Triton (Jacques Cartier), one of Jacques Cartier's two ships for his first voyage in 1534
  • HMS Triton or HMS Tryton, eight vessels of the Royal Navy
  • RV Triton, an experimental trimaran that underwent trials with the Royal Navy from 2001 to 2005
  • Triton (Y-5), a Greek Navy WWII submarine launched in 1930
  • Triton II (S-112), a Greek Navy submarine, launched in 1971
  • USS Triton, three vessels of the United States Navy
  • USCGC Triton, two ships of the United States Coast Guard
  • The Allied code name for a communication network using the Enigma machine used by German War Navy during the Second World War
  • Pearson Triton, one of the first production fiberglass sailboats manufactured in the United States



triton in Bulgarian: Тритон
triton in Welsh: Triton
triton in Danish: Triton (flertydig)
triton in German: Triton
triton in French: Triton
triton in Korean: 트리톤
triton in Italian: Tritone
triton in Hebrew: טריטון
triton in Lithuanian: Tritonas (reikšmės)
triton in Latvian: Tritons
triton in Dutch: Triton
triton in Japanese: トリトン (曖昧さ回避)
triton in Low German: Triton
triton in Polish: Tryton
triton in Portuguese: Tritão
triton in Russian: Тритон
triton in Slovak: Triton
triton in Slovenian: Triton (razločitev)
triton in Finnish: Triton
triton in Swedish: Triton
triton in Vietnamese: Triton
triton in Turkish: Triton
triton in Ukrainian: Тритон

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Davy, Davy Jones, Dylan, Neptune, Nereid, Nereus, Oceanid, Oceanus, Poseidon, Thetis, Varuna, fresh-water nymph, kelpie, limniad, man fish, mermaid, merman, naiad, nix, nixie, ocean nymph, sea devil, sea god, sea nymph, sea-maid, sea-maiden, seaman, siren, undine, water god, water spirit, water sprite
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