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One of a set of three identical objects or copies.
tr.v. (-kāt′) trip·li·cat·ed, trip·li·cat·ing, trip·li·cates
1. To make threefold; triple.
2. To make three identical copies of.

[From Middle English, triple, from Latin triplicātus, past participle of triplicāre, to triple, from triplex, triplic-, threefold; see triplex.]

trip′li·cate·ly adv.
trip′li·ca′tion n.
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replicated three times
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