triple digits

triple digits

pl.n.
A number, percentage, or group of numbers or percentages greater than 99 and less than 1,000: The temperature hit the triple digits in August. Airport traffic increased by triple digits.

trip′le-dig′it adj.
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Oil prices hit a 26-month high over $92 a barrel on Friday, closing the year up 15 percent on expectations that the economic recovery will drive demand growth next year and send prices into triple digits.
The four are believed to be the Antelope Valley's first CHP officers to reach triple digits in arrests for driving under the influence.
ESPECIALLY WHEN THE TEMPERATURE HITS TRIPLE DIGITS.
Only the stock of Dallas-based Texas Instruments climbed into the triple digits.
Three of Four Operating Divisions Increase by Nearly Triple Digits
SANTA CLARITA -- Temperatures climbing back into triple digits resulted in a red flag warning of fire danger throughout the Southern California mountains and forest areas.
With temperatures in California summers often reaching triple digits, it's imperative that we protect those who work outdoors.
But that won't do much for the majority of people facing electric bills well into the triple digits.
LOS ANGELES -- With the Southland preparing to enter a second straight weekend during which inland temperatures could reach triple digits, the Automobile Club of Southern California reminds motorists of the danger of leaving children alone in a vehicle.
For the 20th consecutive day, the mercury hit triple digits in Woodland Hills at 106 degrees, with scorching temperatures across Southern California, said National Weather Service specialist Stuart Seto.
Except for a 93% gain in the fourth quarter of 2003, sales growth has consistently been in the triple digits for nearly two years.
The Antelope Valley has seen triple digits since July 11, with the exception of July 24, when thunderclouds moved in to cool off the area to 99 degrees, said David Gomberg, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.