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triplex

[trip-leks, trahy-pleks]
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adjective
  1. threefold; triple.
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noun
  1. something triple.
  2. Music. triple time.
  3. an apartment having three floors.
  4. a multiplex of three theaters or movie houses.
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Origin of triplex

1595–1605; < Latin triplex (stem triplic-) threefold, equivalent to tri- tri- + -plex -plex
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Related Words for triplex

trio, troika, triumvirate, triad, trinity, triplicity, triplet, third, triplicate, trilogy, trichotomy, trivium, ternion, ternary, tripartition, triplex

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Historical Examples of triplex

  • 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.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for triplex

triplex

adjective
  1. a less common word for triple
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Word Origin for triplex

C17: from Latin: threefold, from tri- + -plex -fold

Triplex

noun
  1. trademark British a laminated safety glass, as used in car windows
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