triplicity

noun tri·plic·i·ty \ tri-ˈpli-sə-tē , trī- \
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of triplicity

plural triplicities
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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Origin and Etymology of triplicity

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


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