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triplex

[trip-leks, trahy-pleks] /ˈtrɪp lɛks, ˈtraɪ plɛks/
adjective
1.
threefold; triple.
noun
2.
something triple.
3.
Music. triple time.
4.
an apartment having three floors.
5.
a multiplex of three theaters or movie houses.
Origin of triplex
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin triplex (stem triplic-) threefold, equivalent to tri- tri- + -plex -plex
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Historical Examples
  • If there is plenty of power a triplex or three cylinder pump is still better.

    Apple Growing M. C. Burritt
  • A material known as triplex glass had been experimentally made.

  • We had triplex boosters installed last year, but that comes more under the classification of auxiliary power.

    The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley
  • Read, if necessary, some short account of the triplex acies, the usual Roman order of battle.

  • He had been deprived of his leather flying-coat, triplex glasses, and fur-lined boots.

  • Both women also bore a triplex of scars down the left sides of their faces.

    Captives of the Flame Samuel R. Delany
  • He is triceps "three-headed," triplex or tergeminus "threefold," triformis "of three bodies," or simply Tricerberus.

    Cerberus, The Dog of Hades Maurice Bloomfield
  • The triplex glass used in the eyepieces was a patented commodity produced only in one small factory in Philadelphia.

  • The chief, who had been inspecting the power-plant, walked along the triplex lead and joined his followers at its terminus.

    Spacehounds of IPC Edward Elmer Smith
  • Wear goggles fitted in a fencing mask, the goggles of thick strong pebble glass or of triplex safety glass (which is lighter).

British Dictionary definitions for triplex

triplex

/ˈtrɪplɛks/
adjective
1.
a less common word for triple
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: threefold, from tri- + -plex-fold

Triplex

/ˈtrɪplɛks/
noun
1.
trademark (Brit) a laminated safety glass, as used in car windows
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