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Etymology

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PIE word
*tréyes

From triple +‎ -et, q.v.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹɪplət/, (rhythm counting) /ˈtɹɪ.pə.lɛt/
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[a], [b], [c] ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: three
    Ordinal: third
    Latinate ordinal: tertiary
    Reverse order ordinal: third to last, third from last, last but two
    Latinate reverse order ordinal: antepenultimate
    Adverbial: three times, thrice
    Multiplier: threefold
    Latinate multiplier: triple
    Distributive: triply
    Group collective: trio, threesome
    Multipart collective: triplet
    Greek or Latinate collective: triad
    Greek collective prefix: tri-
    Latinate collective prefix: tri-
    Fractional: third
    Latinate fractional prefix: trient-
    Elemental: triplet
    Greek prefix: trito-
    Number of musicians: trio, triplet
    Number of years: triennium

Noun

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triplet (plural triplets)

  1. A set of three, particularly
    Coordinate terms: singlet, couplet, quadruplet, tetraplet, quintuplet, pentuplet, sextuplet, septuplet, octuplet, nonuplet, decuplet, centuplet, multiplet
    1. (music) A group of three notes played or written where two notes would ordinarily be; a form of tuplet.
    2. (physics) A triquark.
    3. (physics) A quantum state with three allowed projections for the spin.
    4. A constructed gem consisting of a thin slice of natural opal sandwiched between a clear glass or quartz top and a synthetic or stone backing that enhances the colour of the opal.
  2. One of a group of three, particularly
    1. One of a group of three siblings born at the same time to the same mother.

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Number 1 2 3 4 5
Modifier single double / twofold triple / threefold quadruple / fourfold quintuple / pentuple / fivefold
Whole loner / singleton / monad pair / couple / twosome / dyad trio / threesome / triad / troika foursome / tetrad fivesome
Part only one / singlet twin / one of two / doublet triplet / one of three quadruplet / one of four quintuplet / pentuplet / one of five
Number 6 7 8 9 10
Modifier sextuple / hextuple / sixfold septuple / heptuple / sevenfold octuple / eightfold ninefold / nonuple tenfold / decuple
Whole sixsome sevensome eightsome ninesome tensome / decad
Part sextuplet / hextuplet / one of six one of seven / septuplet / heptuplet octuplet / one of eight one of nine / nonuplet one of ten / decuplet
Number 11 12 13 100 many
Modifier elevenfold / undecuple / hendecuple twelvefold / duodecuple thirteenfold / tredecuple a hundredfold / centuple multiple
Whole elevensome twelvesome thirteensome hundredsome
Part one of eleven / undecuplet / hendecuplet one of twelve / duodecuplet one of thirteen / tredecuplet one of a hundred / centuplet one of many / multiplet

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Etymology

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From triple +‎ -et.

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triplet m (plural triplets)

  1. (mathematics, biology, architecture) triplet, group of three things

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Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French triplet.

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triplet m (plural tripleți)

  1. triplet (each one of the three beings resulting from the same pregnancy)

Declension

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triplet n (plural tripleturi)

  1. triplet (set of three)

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Noun

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triplet n (plural triplete)

  1. triplet

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