in triplicate

triplicate

[n., adj. trip-li-kit, -keyt; v. trip-li-keyt]
noun
1.
one of three identical items, especially copies of typewritten material.
verb (used with object), triplicated, triplicating.
2.
to make threefold; triple.
3.
to make in triplicate: to triplicate a report before releasing it.
adjective
4.
produced in or consisting of three copies or parts; threefold; triple: triplicate contracts.
Idioms
5.
in triplicate,
a.
in three identical copies: This letter should be done in triplicate.
b.
threefold: That goes for me, too, in triplicate.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin triplicātus (past participle of triplicāre to triple), equivalent to triplic- (stem of triplex) triplex + -ātus -ate1

triplication, noun
subtriplicate, adjective
subtriplicated, adjective
subtriplication, noun
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triplicate
 
adj
1.  triple
 
vb
2.  to multiply or be multiplied by three
 
n
3.  a.  a group of three things
 b.  one of such a group
4.  in triplicate written out three times
 
[C15: from Latin triplicāre to triple, from triplex]
 
tripli'cation
 
n

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triplicate
early 15c., "triple, threefold," from L. triplicatus, pp. of triplicare "to triple," from tri- "three" + plicare "to fold" see ply (v.)). The verb meaning "to multiply by three" is recorded from 1620s.
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