triplet

[ trip-lit ]
/ ˈtrɪp lɪt /

noun

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Origin of triplet

First recorded in 1650–60; triple + -et
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British Dictionary definitions for triplet

triplet
/ (ˈtrɪplɪt) /

noun

a group or set of three similar things
one of three offspring born at one birth
music a group of three notes played in a time value of two, four, etc
chem a state of a molecule or free radical in which there are two unpaired electrons

Word Origin for triplet

C17: from triple, on the model of doublet
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Medical definitions for triplet

triplet
[ trĭplĭt ]

n.

Any of three children delivered at the same birth.
A set of three similar objects, such as a compound lens in a microscope formed of three planoconvex lenses.
A unit of three successive nucleotides in a DNA or RNA molecule that codes for a specific amino acid; a codon or anticodon.
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