Triple
Triple Tri"ple, a. [L. triplus; tri- (see {Tri-}) + -plus, as in duplus double: cf. F. triple. See {Double}, and cf. {Treble}.] 1. Consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie. [1913 Webster]

By thy triple shape as thou art seen. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Three times repeated; treble. See {Treble}. [1913 Webster]

3. One of three; third. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Triple crown}, the crown, or tiara, of the pope. See {Tiara}, 2.

{Triple-expansion steam engine}, a compound steam engine in which the same steam performs work in three cylinders successively.

{Triple measure} (Mus.), a measure of tree beats of which first only is accented.

{Triple ratio} (Math.), a ratio which is equal to 3.

{Triple salt} (Chem.), a salt containing three distinct basic atoms as radicals; thus, microcosmic salt is a triple salt.

{Triple star} (Astron.), a system of three stars in close proximity.

{Triple time} (Mus.), that time in which each measure is divided into three equal parts.

{Triple valve}, in an automatic air brake for railroad cars, the valve under each car, by means of which the brake is controlled by a change of pressure in the air pipe leading from the locomotive. [1913 Webster]


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  • triple — [ tripl ] adj. et n. m. • 1380 sens 4; treble, tribleXIIe XIIIe; lat. triplus, var. de triplex 1 ♦ Qui équivaut à trois, se présente comme trois. Un triple rang de perles. Triple menton. « Peintre, poète et musicien, il saisit tout sous un triple …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • triplé — triple [ tripl ] adj. et n. m. • 1380 sens 4; treble, tribleXIIe XIIIe; lat. triplus, var. de triplex 1 ♦ Qui équivaut à trois, se présente comme trois. Un triple rang de perles. Triple menton. « Peintre, poète et musicien, il saisit tout sous un …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Triple — Triple, a doublet of treble or threefold (from Latin triplus, triple ; cf. double from duplus), is used in several contexts: Triple metre, a musical metre characterized by a primary division of three beats to the bar Ken Follett involving a… …   Wikipedia

  • triple — Triple. adj. des deux genres. Qui contient trois fois le simple, en nombre, ou en estenduë. Proportion triple. triple semelle. triple estage. Il est quelquefois subst. Je payeray le triple si... je gageray le double, le triple contre le simple.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • triple — triple, treble In general contexts (outside music, betting, etc.) the two words are largely interchangeable as noun, verb, and adjective, but triple is more common for the verb (especially in intransitive uses, in the sense ‘to become three times …   Modern English usage

  • triple — (Etim. disc.). 1. adj. Dicho de un número: Que contiene a otro tres veces exactamente. U. t. c. s. m.) 2. Dicho de una cosa: Que va acompañada de otras dos semejantes para servir a un mismo fin. Triple muralla. 3. m. Dep. En baloncesto, enceste… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • triple — [trip′əl] adj. [Fr < L triplus: see TRIPLE the vt.] 1. consisting of or including three; threefold 2. done, used, said, etc. three times; repeated twice 3. three times as much, as many, as large, etc. 4. Music containing three (or a multiple… …   English World dictionary

  • Triple — puede referirse a: Triple, canasta de 3 puntos en baloncesto. Triple, novela de Ken Follett. Punto triple, en física, aquel en el cual coexisten en equilibrio el estado sólido, el estado líquido y el estado gaseoso de una sustancia. Esta página… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Triple — Tri ple, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tripled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tripling}.] [Cf. F. tripler. See {Triple}, a.] To make threefold, or thrice as much or as many; to treble; as, to triple the tax on coffee. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • triplé — triplé, ée (tri plé, plée) part. passé de tripler. Rendu triple. Somme triplée.    Terme de mathématique. Raison triplée, le rapport qui est entre des cubes.    Terme de musique. Intervalle triplé, intervalle qui est porté à la double octave …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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