Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Composed of three parts; threefold; triple.
  • adj. Having three apartments, divisions, or floors: a triplex apartment building; a triplex cinema.
  • n. Something, such as an apartment building, that is triplex: We live in a triplex.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having three parts; triple or threefold.
  • adj. Having three floors or other divisions.
  • n. A building with three apartments or divisions
  • n. throwing motion where three balls are thrown with one hand at the same time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having three principal operative parts or motions, so as to produce a three-fold effect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Three-fold; triple; specifically, having three elements or working parts: used of pulleys with three sheaves, of pumps with three plungers, of steam-engines with three cylinders, etc.
  • n. Triple time in music.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having three units or components or elements

Etymologies

Latin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin triplex. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Now a new triplex is being constructed just across the street by West Hill Homes.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Also like The Hours, which reworked Virginia Woolf, this narrative triplex is built on a bookish foundation: the poetry and ontology of Walt Whitman.

    New Fiction

  • But the pace of these sales—including a triplex loft on Prince Street that went for $25 million, and a three-bedroom apartment at 15 Central Park West that sold for $24.5 million—have been increasing, creating a sense of excitement in the market.

    Apartments in Manhattan on Split Paths

  • The last available unit, a roughly 3,400-square-foot triplex with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a library, media room and chef's kitchen, just went into contract for an as-yet undisclosed amount, according to Reid Price , the managing director at Town, which marketed the property.

    Sutton Place: If Only Ritzy Is Good Enough

  • Rates generally start around $400 a night; four triplex suites command $20,000, Ms. Lefkowitz said.

    Deal Set for Palace

  • Thrown by InStyle, this was at the home of Marty and Barbara Zweig, the triplex penthouse of the Pierre they purchased in 1999 for $21.5 million.

    A Perfect Night for Parties on the Terrace

  • Property records show that they sold two of the other apartments, including a triplex on West 72nd Street for slightly more than they paid for them.

    Luxury Units Hitting Highs With Buyers

  • Carly Otness/BFA DJ Nick Cohen Ludlow Manor, Mr. Carl's latest foray into nightlife, is an over-the-top triplex space with a tapas restaurant on the ground floor and palm trees on the rooftop.

    Tacos to Tapas: Hot on the Scene

  • But now the first of five translucent duplex and triplex apartments in the building at 1055 Park Ave. has just gone into contract at what brokers say was a distressed price for the prime location — less than $1,850 a square foot.

    Glass Condo, Rock-Bottom Price

  • Her parents even managed to screw over my mother from the grave: My grandfather had been a plumber, my grandmother a housewife, yet somehow they amassed more than three quarters of a million dollars—and their fully paid-off triplex was worth more than a million.

    Dirty Secret

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