Triplet definition

trĭplĭt
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The definition of a triplet is a group of three of one kind, or one of three born at a single birth.

An example of a triplet is a set of three lines in a poem that rhyme.

An example of a triplet is a tercet, or three notes that should be played in the same time it takes to play two notes.

An example of a triplet is one of the three identical children born on the same day to the same mother.

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A group of three.
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One of a group of three siblings born at the same time to the same mother.
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(music) A group of three notes played or written where two notes would ordinarily be; a form of tuplet.
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One one of a group of three.
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(physics) A triquark.
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One of three children born at one birth.
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Any of three offspring from the same pregnancy.
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A collection or group of three, usually of one kind.
  • A group of three successive lines of poetry, usually rhyming.
  • A group of three musical notes to be performed in the time of two of the same value.
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A group or set of three of one kind.
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One of three children born at one birth.
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(genetics) A unit of three successive nucleotides in a molecule of DNA or RNA that codes for a specific amino acid; a codon or anticodon.
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A group of three lines of verse.
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(physics) A multiplet with three components.
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(music) A group of three notes having the time value of two notes of the same kind.
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(genetics) A unit of three successive nucleotides in a molecule of DNA or RNA that codes for a specific amino acid; a codon or anticodon.
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A group or set of three of one kind.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
triplet
Plural:
triplets

Origin of triplet

  • tripl(e) (doubl)et

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition