triplet

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

trip·let

noun \ˈtri-plət\

: one of three babies that are born at the same time to the same mother

: a combination, set, or group of three things

Full Definition of TRIPLET

1
:  a unit of three lines of verse
2
a :  a combination, set, or group of three
b :  a group of three elementary particles (as positive, negative, and neutral pions) with different charge states but otherwise similar properties
c :  an atom or molecule with an even number of electrons that have a net magnetic moment
d :  codon
3
:  one of three children or offspring born at one birth
4
:  a group of three musical notes or tones performed in the time of two of the same value

Examples of TRIPLET

  1. <the theater piece is actually a triplet of comedy sketches, all of them having romantic love as their theme>

Origin of TRIPLET

2triple
First Known Use: 1656

trip·let

noun \ˈtrip-lət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRIPLET

1
a : a combination, set, or group of three b : an atom or molecule with an even number of electrons that have a net magnetic moment c : codon
2
a : one of three children or offspring born at one birth b triplets pl : a group of three offspring born at one birth
3
: a combination of three lenses

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