A Triad is a three-note chord.  Here is a gallery of the most commonly-encountered triads: major, minor, diminished, and augmented…

Major Triad (chord symbol = C, chord structure = 1-3-5)

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Minor Triad (Cm, 1-b3-5)

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Augmented Triad (Caug or C+5, 1-3-#5)

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Diminished Triad (Cdim or C°: 1-b3-b5)

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