triplicate[trip′li kit; for v., -kāt′]
- designating the third of identical copies
Origin of triplicateMiddle English ; from Classical Latin triplicatus, past participle of triplicare, to treble ; from triplex: see triplex
transitive verbtrip·li·cat·ed, trip·li·cat·ing, trip·li·cates
- To make threefold; triple.
- To make three identical copies of.
Origin of triplicateFrom Middle English, triple, from Latin triplicātus, past participle of triplicāre, to triple, from triplex, triplic-, threefold; see triplex.
- Made thrice as much; threefold; tripled.
- Each of a set of three identical objects or copies.
(third-person singular simple present triplicates, present participle triplicating, simple past and past participle triplicated)
- To make three identical copies of something.
- To triple.