Triplicity Tri*plic"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. triplicit['e], fr. L. triplex, triplicis, threefold. See {Triplicate}, a.] The quality or state of being triple, or threefold; trebleness. [1913 Webster]

In their trinal triplicities on high. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • triplicity — [tri plis′ə tē] n. pl. triplicities [ME triplicite < ML triplicitas < L triplex: see TRIPLEX] 1. the quality or condition of being triple 2. a group of three 3. Astrol. any of the four sets of three signs, each 120 degrees distant from the… …   English World dictionary

  • Triplicity — In astrology, a triplicity is a group of three signs belonging to the same element.TrinesWestern astrology assumes that each sign of the same triplicity is 120 degrees apart, forming angles to one another called trines, which are each equivalent… …   Wikipedia

  • triplicity — triplicate ► ADJECTIVE ▪ existing in three copies or examples. ► VERB 1) make three copies of. 2) multiply by three. DERIVATIVES triplication noun triplicity noun. ORIGIN from Latin triplicare make …   English terms dictionary

  • triplicity — noun (plural ties) Etymology: Middle English triplicite, from Late Latin triplicitas condition of being threefold, from Latin triplic , triplex Date: 14th century 1. one of the groups of three signs each distant 120 degrees from the other two… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • triplicity — /tri plis i tee/, n., pl. triplicities. 1. the quality or state of being triple; threefold character or condition. 2. a group or combination of three; triad. 3. Astrol. the division of the signs of the zodiac into four groups of three signs each …   Universalium

  • triplicity — n. Trebleness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • triplicity — tri·plic·i·ty …   English syllables

  • triplicity — tri•plic•i•ty [[t]trɪˈplɪs ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the quality or state of being triple 2) a group or combination of three 3) astrol. division of the 12 signs of the zodiac into four distinctive groups of three signs each • Etymology: 1350–1400; …   From formal English to slang

  • triplicity — /trɪˈplɪsəti/ (say tri plisuhtee) noun (plural triplicities) 1. the state of being triple; triple character. 2. a group or combination of three; triad. 3. Astrology a set of three signs of the zodiac. {Middle English triplicite, from Old French} …   Australian English dictionary

  • triplicity — n. (pl. ies) 1 the state of being triple. 2 a group of three things. 3 Astrol. a set of three zodiacal signs. Etymology: ME f. LL triplicitas f. L TRIPLEX …   Useful english dictionary

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