[ trih-plis-i-tee ]
/ trɪˈplɪs ɪ ti /

noun, plural tri·plic·i·ties.

the quality or state of being triple; threefold character or condition.
a group or combination of three; triad.
Astrology. the division of the signs of the zodiac into four groups of three signs each, the fire signs, the earth signs, the air signs, and the water signs, with each sign separated from others within the group by 120 degrees of the ecliptic.Compare element (def. 12).



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Origin of triplicity

1350–1400; Middle English triplicite<Late Latin triplicitās threefold state. See triplex, -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for triplicity

/ (trɪˈplɪsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a group of three things
the state of being three
astrology any of four groups, earth, air, fire, and water, each consisting of three signs of the zodiac that are thought to have something in common in their nature

Word Origin for triplicity

C14: from Late Latin triplicitās, from Latin triplex threefold; see triplex
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