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1. A group or set of three of one kind.
2. One of three children born at one birth.
3. A group of three lines of verse.
4. Music A group of three notes having the time value of two notes of the same kind. Also called tercet.
5. Physics A multiplet with three components.
6. 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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1. a group or set of three similar things
2. (Biology) one of three offspring born at one birth
3. (Music, other) music a group of three notes played in a time value of two, four, etc
4. (Chemistry) chem a state of a molecule or free radical in which there are two unpaired electrons
[C17: from triple, on the model of doublet]
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(ˈtrɪp lɪt)

1. one of three children or offspring born at the same birth.
2. triplets, three offspring born at one birth.
3. any group or combination of three.
4. a group of three lines of verse, usu. rhyming.
5. a group of three musical notes to be performed in the same time of two notes of the same value.
6. a sequence of three nucleotides; a codon in messenger RNA and an anticodon in transfer RNA.
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1. a stanza of three verses.
2. any set of three verses. See also music; numbers.
See also: Verse
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 a set of three; three children at a birth, 1787.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triplet - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and onetriplet - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.triplet - one of three offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancytriplet - one of three offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
sib, sibling - a person's brother or sister
3.triplet - a set of three similar things considered as a unittriplet - a set of three similar things considered as a unit
trilogy - a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme
triplicity, trigon - (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
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noun threesome, triple, trio, trinity, trilogy, triad, triumvirate, trine, triune Goldsmith's triplet of rural virtues
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[ˈtrɪplɪt] N
1. (= person) → trillizo/a m/f, triate mf (Mex)
2. (Mus) → tresillo m
3. (Poetry) → terceto m
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(= baby)Drilling m
(Mus) → Triole f; (Poet) → Dreireim m
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(ˈtripl) adjective
1. three times (as big, much etc as usual). He received triple wages for all his extra work; a triple whisky.
2. made up of three (parts etc). a triple agreement.
to make or become three times as much, big etc; to treble. He tripled his income; His income tripled in ten years.
three times the (usual) amount. If you work the bank holiday, you will be paid triple.
ˈtriplet (-lit) noun
one of three children or animals born at the same time to the same mother. She's just had triplets.
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n trillizo -za mf
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References in classic literature ?
There comes a day at last, when, while the wonted Marriage Chorus goes forth from universal Lineland, the three far-off Lovers suddenly find themselves in exact harmony, and, before they are awake, the wedded Triplet is rapt vocally into a duplicate embrace; and Nature rejoices over one more marriage and over three more births."
I believed I could shoot the bridge myself, and I went to the forward triplet of logs and relieved the pilot of his pole and his responsibility.
When the triplets were taken ashore at New York, he had, as he said, `to carry some of them.' The trip to Chicago was even worse than the ocean voyage.
There was just the ordinary surface scum of ledgers and polished counters and brass bars that began and stopped for no possible reason, of electric-light globes blossoming in triplets, of little rabbit hutches faced with glass or wire, of little rabbits.
(Twins very often don't live to grow up, and triplets almost never--did you know that, Mr.
He employed, also, two other more questionable means of variety, namely, the insertion (not original with him) of occasional Alexandrine lines and of frequent triplets, three lines instead of two riming together.
In previous years the triplet benefits were paid to four families in 2018, two families in 2017, to two families in 2016, to three families in 2015, to five families in 2014, and to one family in 2013.
In this paper, for the first time, we introduced the idea of neutrosophic triplet. The newly born neutrosophic triplets are highly dependable on the proposed binary operation.
Data presented included primary and secondary endpoints, waterfall plots describing tumor reduction, subgroup analyses, and exploratory analyses comparing overall survival of the BRAFTOVI Triplet and BRAFTOVI Doublet in a subset of patients with mature follow-up, including the first 331 randomized patients, as well as safety and tolerability.
BOUDRY, Switzerland -- (BUSINESS WIRE)--Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), today announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved two new triplet regimens based on Celgene's proprietary IMiD treatments, REVLIMID (lenalidomide) and IMNOVID (pomalidomide).
To the Editor: Monochorionic triplet pregnancies are very rare, accounting for 3.5-4.0% of all triplet gestations and occurring in 0.001-0.004% of all deliveries.[1] They are associated with higher risks of perinatal morbidity and mortality.