triplex

[ trip-leks, trahy-pleks ]
/ ˈtrɪp lɛks, ˈtraɪ plɛks /

adjective

threefold; triple.

noun

something triple.
Music. triple time.
an apartment having three floors.
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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British Dictionary definitions for triplex (1 of 2)

triplex
/ (ˈtrɪplɛks) /

adjective

a less common word for triple

Word Origin for triplex

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

British Dictionary definitions for triplex (2 of 2)

Triplex
/ (ˈtrɪplɛks) /

noun

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