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triplicate

[ noun, adjective trip-li-kit, -keyt; verb trip-li-keyt ]
/ noun, adjective 藞tr瑟p l瑟 k瑟t, -藢ke瑟t; verb 藞tr瑟p l瑟藢ke瑟t /
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noun
one of three identical items, especially copies of typewritten material.
verb (used with object), trip路li路cat路ed, trip路li路cat路ing.
to make threefold; triple.
to make in triplicate: to triplicate a report before releasing it.
adjective
produced in or consisting of three copies or parts; threefold; triple: triplicate contracts.
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Idioms about triplicate

    in triplicate,
    1. in three identical copies: This letter should be done in triplicate.
    2. threefold: That goes for me, too, in triplicate.

Origin of triplicate

1400鈥50; late Middle English (adj.) <Latin triplic膩tus (past participle of triplic膩re to triple), equivalent to triplic- (stem of triplex) triplex + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM triplicate

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British Dictionary definitions for triplicate

triplicate

adjective (藞tr瑟pl瑟k瑟t)
triple
verb (藞tr瑟pl瑟藢ke瑟t)
to multiply or be multiplied by three
noun (藞tr瑟pl瑟k瑟t)
  1. a group of three things
  2. one of such a group
in triplicate written out three times

Derived forms of triplicate

triplication, noun

Word Origin for triplicate

C15: from Latin triplic膩re to triple, from triplex
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