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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being triple.
  • noun A group or set of three.
  • noun In astrology, one of four groups of the zodiac, each consisting of three signs separated from each other by 120°.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being triple or threefold; trebleness; threefoldness.
  • noun A trinity; a triad.
  • noun In astrology, the division of the signs according to the number of the elements; also, each division so formed, consisting of three signs. Every planet governs some triplicity, either by night or by day. See trigon, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being triple, or threefold; trebleness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being triple or threefold; trebleness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of being triple
  • noun (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, three signs of the zodiac, from Late Latin triplicitās, triplicity, from Latin triplex, triplic-, triplex; see triplex.]

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Compare French triplicité, from Latin triplex, triplicis, threefold. See triplicate.

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