[noun, adjective trip-li-kit, -keyt; verb trip-li-keyt]
- one of three identical items, especially copies of typewritten material.
- to make threefold; triple.
- to make in triplicate: to triplicate a report before releasing it.
- produced in or consisting of three copies or parts; threefold; triple: triplicate contracts.
- in triplicate,
- in three identical copies: This letter should be done in triplicate.
- threefold: That goes for me, too, in triplicate.
Origin of triplicate
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Examples from the Web for triplicate
Bills of exchange are usually drawn in duplicate and sometimes in triplicate.Up To Date Business
He made a copy of the indent in triplicate, as well as an office copy.In Mesopotamia
Herewith you have in triplicate and copy of my former letters.
They are like a three-headed Charles I—or a triplicate Geibel.Gems (?) of German Thought
And with the lock they had supplied two keys; they had not retained a triplicate.The Mystery of Lincoln's Inn
- to multiply or be multiplied by three
- a group of three things
- one of such a group
- in triplicate written out three times
C15: from Latin triplicāre to triple, from triplex
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Word Origin and History for triplicate
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