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 (trĭ-plĭs′ĭ-tē, trī-)
n. pl. tri·plic·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being triple.
2. A group or set of three.
3. In astrology, one of four groups of the zodiac, each consisting of three signs separated from each other by 120°. Also called trigon.

[Middle English, three signs of the zodiac, from Late Latin triplicitās, triplicity, from Latin triplex, triplic-, triplex; see triplex.]
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n, pl -ties
1. a group of three things
2. the state of being three
3. (Astrology) astrology any of four groups, earth, air, fire, and water, each consisting of three signs of the zodiac that are thought to have something in common in their nature
[C14: from Late Latin triplicitās, from Latin triplex threefold; see triplex]
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(trɪˈplɪs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being triple.
2. a group or combination of three.
3. division of the 12 signs of the zodiac into four distinctive groups of three signs each.
[1350–1400; Middle English triplicite < Late Latin triplicitās threefold state. See triplex, -ity]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triplicity - (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degreestriplicity - (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees
astrology, star divination - a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
triad, triple, triplet, trio - a set of three similar things considered as a unit
2.triplicity - the property of being tripletriplicity - the property of being triple  
magnitude - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea"
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