triplet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

PIE word
*tréyes

From triple, cf. couplet.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹɪplət/
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English numbers (edit)
[a], [b], [c] ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: three
    Ordinal: third, trito-
    Latinate ordinal: tertiary
    Adverbial: thrice
    Multiplier: triple, threefold
    Distributive: triply
    Collective: triad, threesome
    Fractional: third
    Number of musicians: trio, triplet

Noun[edit]

triplet (plural triplets)

  1. A group of three.
  2. One of a group of three.
  3. One of a group of three siblings born at the same time to the same mother.
  4. (music) A group of three notes played or written where two notes would ordinarily be; a form of tuplet.
  5. (physics) A triquark.
  6. (physics) A quantum state with three allowed projections for the spin.
  7. A constructed gem consisting of a thin slice of natural opal sandwiched between a clear glass or quartz top and a synthetic or stone backing that enhances the colour of the opal.

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Translations[edit]

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See also[edit]

Coefficient Noun Result
1 single singlet
2 double doublet
twin
3 triple triplet
4 quadruple quadruplet
5 quintuple
pentuple
quintuplet
pentuplet
6 sextuple
hextuple
sextuplet
hextuplet
7 septuple
heptuple
septuplet
heptuplet
8 octuple octuplet
9 nonuple nonuplet
10 decuple decuplet
11 undecuple
hendecuple
undecuplet
hendecuplet
12 duodecuple duodecuplet
13 tredecuple tredecuplet
100 centuple centuplet
many multiple multiplet

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

triple +‎ -et

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

triplet m (plural triplets)

  1. (mathematics, biology, architecture) triplet, group of three things

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French triplet.

Noun[edit]

triplet m (plural tripleți)

  1. triplet (each one of the three beings resulting from the same pregnancy)

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

triplet n (plural triplete)

  1. triplet

Declension[edit]