triplicity

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noun tri·plic·i·ty \tri-ˈpli-sə-tē, trī-\

Definition of triplicity

plural

triplicities

  1. 1 :  one of the groups of three signs each distant 120 degrees from the other two into which the signs of the zodiac are divided —called also trigon

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being triple or threefold

Origin and Etymology of triplicity

Middle English triplicite, from Late Latin triplicitas condition of being threefold, from Latin triplic-, triplex


First Known Use: 14th century


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