Early 15th century. From Latin triplicatus, form of triplicāre (“to triple”), from tri- (“three”) + plicāre (“to fold”).
Surface form tri- (“three”) + plicate (“fold”), analogous with duplicate.
- (noun) IPA(key): /ˈtrɪp.lɪ.kət/
- (verb) IPA(key): /ˈtrɪp.lɪ.keɪt/
triplicate (not comparable)
- Made thrice as much; threefold; tripled.
triplicate (plural triplicates)
- Each of a set of three identical objects or copies.
each of a set of three identical objects
triplicate (third-person singular simple present triplicates, present participle triplicating, simple past and past participle triplicated)
- (transitive) To make three identical copies of something.
- (transitive) To triple.
- ^ “triplicate” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
- second-person plural present indicative of triplicare
- second-person plural imperative of triplicare
- feminine plural of triplicato
- second-person plural present active imperative of trīplicō