triplicate [trip′li kit; ] for v. [, trip′likāt΄]
[ME < L triplicatus, pp. of triplicare, to treble < triplex: see TRIPLEX]
1. threefold
2. designating the third of identical copies
any of three identical copies or things
triplicated, triplicating
to make three identical copies of
in triplicate
in three identical copies

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