triplet

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noun trip·let \ˈtri-plət\

Definition of triplet

  1. 1 :  one of three children or offspring born at one birth

  2. 2a :  a combination, set, or group of threeb :  a group of three elementary particles (such as positive, negative, and neutral pions) with different charge states but otherwise similar propertiesc :  an atom or molecule with an even number of electrons that have a net magnetic momentd :  codon

  3. 3 :  a group of three musical notes or tones performed in the time of two of the same value

  4. 4 :  a unit of three lines of verse

Examples of triplet in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of triplet

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TRIPLET Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of triplet for English Language Learners

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

  • : a combination, set, or group of three things


TRIPLET Defined for Kids

triplet

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noun trip·let \ˈtri-plət\

Definition of triplet for Students

  1. 1 :  a combination, set, or group of three

  2. 2 :  one of three offspring born at one birth


Medical Dictionary

triplet

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noun trip·let \ˈtrip-lət\

Medical Definition of triplet

  1. 1a:  a combination, set, or group of threeb:  an atom or molecule with an even number of electrons that have a net magnetic momentc:  codon

  2. 2a:  one of three children or offspring born at one birthbtriplets plural :  a group of three offspring born at one birth

  3. 3:  a combination of three lenses



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