- 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 triplic&amacron;tus, past participle of triplic&amacron;re, 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.