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tristate

[trahy-steyt] /ˈtraɪˌsteɪt/
adjective
1.
pertaining to a territory made up of three adjoining states:
a tristate league.
2.
pertaining to the three adjoining parts of such states:
the tristate region of Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska.
Also, tri-state.
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tristate

/ˈtraɪˌsteɪt/
adjective
1.
(of a digital computer chip) having high, low, and floating output states
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