triplicate

noun
trip·​li·​cate | \ ˈtri-pli-kət How to pronounce triplicate (audio) \

Definition of triplicate

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: three copies all alike used with intyped in triplicate

triplicate

adjective
trip·​li·​cate | \ ˈtri-pli-kət How to pronounce triplicate (audio) \

Definition of triplicate (Entry 2 of 3)

: consisting of or existing in three corresponding or identical parts or examples triplicate invoices

triplicate

verb
trip·​li·​cate | \ ˈtri-plə-ˌkāt How to pronounce triplicate (audio) \
triplicated; triplicating

Definition of triplicate (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to make triple or threefold
2 : to prepare in triplicate triplicate the forms

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Verb

triplication \ ˌtri-​plə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce triplication (audio) \ noun

Examples of triplicate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The paper’s authors estimate that if all states had required triplicates there would be 36% fewer drug overdose deaths and 44% fewer opioid deaths. Allison Schrager, Quartz, "Obscure state regulations gave birth to the opioid crisis," 4 Dec. 2019 Purdue continued to pursue these doctors in non-triplicate states even after triplicate states dropped the requirement. Allison Schrager, Quartz, "Obscure state regulations gave birth to the opioid crisis," 4 Dec. 2019 Detroit has 4,788 voters that were flagged for duplicate, triplicate concerns. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Lawsuit: Detroit has thousands of dead people on voter lists," 11 Dec. 2019 Before the introduction of Oxycontin, overdose rates were higher in triplicate states, even after controlling for cocaine use which was popular in large cities. Allison Schrager, Quartz, "Obscure state regulations gave birth to the opioid crisis," 4 Dec. 2019 Don’t count on picking up the Orchard Supply Hardware sign or one of the collection’s historical paintings; the items for sale are mostly textiles or duplicates (or triplicates) of other items in the collection in varying condition. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "Viva CalleSJ activating San Jose streets, parks on Sunday," 19 Sep. 2019 This triplicate of power soft-top convertibles is defined by horsepower — and more does not mean better. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 Boxster 718: preserving Porsche purity," 18 Aug. 2019 The episode, directed by Anne Sewitsky and written by the series’ creator, Charlie Brooker, is a self-aware princess tale in triplicate. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The Best Episode of the New “Black Mirror” Is a Princess Tale Starring Miley Cyrus," 5 June 2019 People tend to look at the leaders called Kim as if they were printed in triplicate. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "Reporter’s notebook: Covering North Korea, daring to hope for change.," 11 June 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Purdue continued to pursue these doctors in non-triplicate states even after triplicate states dropped the requirement. Allison Schrager, Quartz, "Obscure state regulations gave birth to the opioid crisis," 4 Dec. 2019 One of several characters sporting capes with a triplicate diamond pattern appears to issue a signal, after which others join it, dashing to the edge of the area before leaping off and swooping down into the swirling cloud bank. Matt Peckham, Time, "This Is the Creator of Journey's Stunning Next Big Indie Game," 12 Sep. 2017 The twentieth-century corrective—a corporate workplace of rules, hierarchies, collective bargaining, triplicate forms—brought its own unfairnesses. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, "Is the Gig Economy Working?," 15 May 2017

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First Known Use of triplicate

Noun

1797, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for triplicate

Adjective

Middle English, from Latin triplicatus, past participle of triplicare to triple, from triplic-, triplex threefold

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The first known use of triplicate was in the 15th century

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“Triplicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triplicate. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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triplicate

adjective
How to pronounce triplicate (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of triplicate

: having or existing in three copies

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