verb (used with object), trip·li·cat·ed, trip·li·cat·ing.
- in three identical copies: This letter should be done in triplicate.
- threefold: That goes for me, too, in triplicate.
Origin of triplicate
Examples from the Web for triplicate
This dispatch was sent in triplicate, by different messengers.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete|Ulysses S. Grant
Now, look to the right and we see a protuberance with a triplicate form.Canadian Eclipse Party 1869|Commander E. D. Ashe
A triplicate of Moorish rings will enable us to understand their peculiarities.Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places|Frederick William Fairholt
He made a copy of the indent in triplicate, as well as an office copy.In Mesopotamia|Martin Swayne
Large and bulky garments, such as overcoats and frock coats, should be folded in triplicate.The Complete Bachelor|Walter Germain
- a group of three things
- one of such a group
Word Origin for triplicate
early 15c., "triple, threefold," from Latin triplicatus, past participle of triplicare "to triple," from tri- "three" (see tri-) + plicare "to fold" see ply (v.1)). The verb meaning "to multiply by three" is recorded from 1620s.