triplicity

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

Definition of triplicity 

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 : the quality or state of being triple or threefold

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Shaping layers of form derived from a triplicity of sources: the author, the subject, and myself as the artist; Mnemosyne is a representation of Life in its multi-bodied existence. Vogue, "Nick Georgiou Is the Artist Behind the Extraordinary Book Sculptures at Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Gioielleria Show," 11 Apr. 2018 There are four triplicities and quadruplicities that further categorize the twelve signs. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "Each Zodiac Sign's Unique Personality Traits, Explained by an Astrologist," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of triplicity

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for triplicity

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

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