Definition of Triplet

1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one.

2. Noun. One of three offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy.
Generic synonyms: Sib, Sibling

3. Noun. A set of three similar things considered as a unit.
Exact synonyms: Triad, Trio, Triple
Specialized synonyms: Trilogy, Trigon, Triplicity
Specialized synonyms: Trimurti
Generic synonyms: Set

Definition of Triplet

1. n. A collection or combination of three of a kind; three united.

Definition of Triplet

1. Noun. A group of three. ¹

2. Noun. One one of a group of three. ¹

3. Noun. One of a group of three siblings born at the same time to the same mother. ¹

4. Noun. (music) A group of three notes played or written where two notes would ordinarily be; a form of tuplet. ¹

5. Noun. (physics) A triquark. ¹

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Definition of Triplet

1. a group of three of one kind [n -S]

Medical Definition of Triplet

1. A combination of three simple lenses cemented together. Two positive lenses with a negative lens between them can produce a well-corrected system. (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triplet

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Literary usage of Triplet

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"This result is taken as evidence against singlet-singlet or singlet-triplet transfer to olefins and singlet-singlet transfer to biacetyl from ..."

2. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1914)
"With a horizontal magnetic field and the grating vertical, as is usually the case, the middle line of the triplet will be weakened in intensity to a greater ..."

3. The Aitareya Brahmanam of the Rigveda: Containing the Earliest Speculations by Bombay (India : State). Educational Dept, Martin Haug (1863)
"Because Speech enters the child, when it is burn, last. Sarasvati is speech. By repeating a triplet, addressed to Sarasvati, he thus makes speech to the ..."

4. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"We suggest that these genes with triplet repeats expressed in brain are candidates for manic depressive illness and other neuropsychiatric disorders. ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Use of the Microscope: Including the Different by John Quekett (1848)
"Mr. Holland states, that for a triplet to be efficient for the ... and in answer to those who object to the use of the triplet, on account of its ..."

6. Third and Final Series of Bibliographical Collections and Notes on Early by William Carew Hazlitt (1887)
"The Tables made by Robert triplet. London Imprinted for the Companie of ... triplet was probably a manufacturer of these commodities, and the number ..."

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