Definitions for triplicateˈtrɪp lɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; -ˌkeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trip•li•cateˈtrɪp lɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt; -ˌkeɪt(n., adj.; v.; n.; adj.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing

  1. (n.)one of three identical items, esp. copies of typewritten material.

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  2. (v.t.)to make threefold; triple.

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  3. to make three identical copies of.

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  4. (adj.)having or consisting of three identical copies or parts.

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  5. of or denoting the third copy or item.

Idioms for triplicate:

  1. in triplicate, in three identical copies.

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Origin of triplicate:

1400–50 < L triplicātus, ptp. of triplicāre, der. of triplextriplex ; see -ate1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. triplicate(verb)

    one of three copies; any of three things that correspond to one another exactly

  2. triplicate(verb)

    reproduce threefold

    "triplicate the letter for the committee"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triplicate(verb)

    made thrice as much; threefold; tripled

  2. Triplicate(noun)

    a third thing corresponding to two others of the same kind


  1. Triplicate

    Triplicate is an album by jazz bassist Dave Holland released on the ECM label in 1988. It was the first album to be released by Dave Holland following the dissolving of his first working quintet that had featured Steve Coleman, Robin Eubanks, Kenny Wheeler and Marvin "Smitty" Smith. Coleman was the sole member to be remain for this session while the drum chair was filled by Jack DeJohnette, who had worked extensively with Holland in the bands of Miles Davis, Chick Corea and Gateway.

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on three separate copies (of the same form etc )

Fill in the form in triplicate.

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