- 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 verb-·cat·ed, -·cat·ing
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 .
(third-person singular simple present triplicates, present participle triplicating, simple past and past participle triplicated)
- To make three identical copies of something.
- To triple.