Definition of triplet
1 : one of three children or offspring born at one birth
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 : a group of three musical notes or tones performed in the time of two of the same value
4 : a unit of three lines of verse
Examples of triplet in a Sentence
the theater piece is actually a triplet of comedy sketches, all of them having romantic love as their theme
Recent Examples of triplet from the Web
Then last year, after learning that a 60-year-old woman in the couple's homeland of Ghana gave birth to triplets after fertility treatments, the couple, both medical professionals at a local hospital, decided to try once again to have a child.
Her current student crop includes not only the Al-Zaben triplets but the children of actors, fashion icons, and one fantastically wealthy Brazilian broker.
About a month away from the start of training camps, at least four teams could lay claim to having the second-best set of triplets in the NFL going into the 2017 season.
The Falcons’ triplets are the best of the rest in the league.
They’re triplets, and the three of them put together are half the age of The Atlantic.
The first witness was Tardo's daughter, Danielle, 20, a triplet.
Doing so might require comparing not just pairs of things, but triplets, pairs of pairs, or only some pairs in a larger set (for efficiency).
Moore portrays Rebecca, who loses one of her triplets during delivery.
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Origin and Etymology of triplet
First Known Use: 1656See Words from the same year
TRIPLET Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of triplet for Students
1 : a combination, set, or group of three
2 : one of three offspring born at one birth
Medical Definition of triplet
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
2a: one of three children or offspring born at one birthbtriplets plural : a group of three offspring born at one birth
3: a combination of three lenses
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