Definition of triplex in English:

triplex

noun

  • 1North American A building divided into three self-contained residences.

    • ‘Vancouver and Montreal each have a style to call their own (c.f. condos, slapdash; and triplexes, ornately balconied).’
    • ‘He said he wants to see a moratorium on housing demolition and the construction of triplexes until the impact of the increased density allowances are better understood by council and area residents.’
    • ‘Systems serving a single family dwelling, duplex, or triplex, require an installation permit from the local health department.’
    • ‘The certificate is currently only required for triplexes and apartments.’
    • ‘Next year, the UEC will establish a sample green roof atop a triplex to encourage surrounding homeowners to follow suit.’
    • ‘Restrictions on triplex construction will remain in place until city staff completes a final analysis on the effect of density change in the area.’
    • ‘The local health department issues permits for systems serving single-family homes, duplexes, or triplexes.’
    • ‘Last week's three-hour public meeting about a proposed moratorium on the demolition of homes and construction of triplexes in North Vancouver City's Ottawa Gardens neighbourhood drew a crowd of some 60 area residents.’
    • ‘Duplexes must cost no more than $135,000, triplexes less than $185,000, fourplexes under $190,000 and a fiveplex must come in under $205,000.’
    • ‘In bigger buildings, tax increases are divided between many tenants, but just imagine the impact of a big tax increase on tenants in a duplex or triplex.’
    • ‘They looked on in disbelief at the once-majestic greystone triplex across from Fletcher's Field: the triplex on one of the city's most fashionable streets had fallen inexplicably into an advanced state of disrepair.’
    • ‘He helped us convert the home into a triplex that we could rent out.’
    • ‘The pony-tailed property owner had previously bought and sold properties without incident and had successfully bid on two triplexes in the Pointe.’
    1. 1.1An apartment or other residence on three floors.
      • ‘The certificate is currently only required for triplexes and apartments.’
      • ‘These studies have used the fluorescence melting technique, which we developed previously for studying the stability of triplexes and quadruplexes.’
      • ‘Apparently, Moby sprung for one of the penthouse triplexes in the building, which the 7 Essex website says carry an asking price of $2,395,000.’
      • ‘News that the city may be hiking property taxes on undivided properties - duplexes and triplexes - is guaranteed to anger low-income housing advocates across the city.’
      • ‘Triplexes can be designed to be livable and, compared to single-family homes, they are an affordable way to get into this community, he said.’
      • ‘The assay can detect specific hybridization between single-stranded probes and non-denatured double-stranded targets to form triplexes, thus obviating the need to denature the targets.’
      • ‘This certificate is currently only required for triplexes and apartments.’
      • ‘The pony-tailed property owner had previously bought and sold properties without incident and had successfully bid on two triplexes in the Pointe.’
      • ‘I'm sure lots of lesbians have no problem having cars, cash, triplexes or being part of this system, but why is it that so many of us do?’
      • ‘We were looking for a duplex or a triplex, but triplexes are really hard to come across.’
      • ‘The local health department issues permits for systems serving single-family homes, duplexes, or triplexes.’
      • ‘By forming the noncanonical DNA structure (hairpins, triplexes, and quadruplexes) and taking part in the non - Watson-Crick interactions, simple sequences may play a role in maintaining the chromatin organization.’
      • ‘which include single family dwellings, duplexes, triplexes, and apartment blocks.’
      • ‘Physical analysis of TNR-containing DNA strands showed that they readily adopt unusual secondary structures, such as hairpins, triplexes, quadruplexes, and slipped-strand conformations (summarized in SINDEN 1999).’
      • ‘Lands and Fair Trading Minister Doug Shave said the changes would streamline and clarify legal provisions relating to ownership and insurance of properties such as duplexes, triplexes, villas and townhouses.’
      • ‘Investment properties such as duplexes, triplexes, and quadplexes are available as well.’
      • ‘Duplexes must cost no more than $135,000, triplexes less than $185,000, fourplexes under $190,000 and a fiveplex must come in under $205,000.’
    2. 1.2A movie theater with three separate screening rooms.
      • ‘Although it closed down in 1980, it was reopened as a triplex in 1985 by Landmark Theatres, the nation's largest art-house theater circuit.’
      • ‘It's a triplex (three theatres in one building) with each theatre being fairly small; certainly smaller than your standard theatre.’
  • 2Biochemistry
    A triple-stranded polynucleotide molecule.

    • ‘This involves formation of a hybrid triplex by two PNA strands and a homopurine strand of dsDNA whereas the other DNA strand is displaced from the double helix.’
    • ‘Two triplex amplification systems were designed for the tetranucleotides.’
    • ‘The inverted repeat sequences of the guanine-rich 5'-half are expected to have a higher potential of forming the hairpin triplex.’
    • ‘If this were the case, the first and third of these mechanisms must involve a stable triplex substate.’
    • ‘Later it was found that homopurine strands can also specifically form a DNA triplex in which the AT base pair is contacted by an A and the GC base pair by a G.’
    trio, triumvirate, triad, trinity, troika, triunity, triangle, triplex
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adjective

  • Having three parts, in particular (of a residence) on three floors.

    ‘his vast triplex apartment’
    • ‘Colin points out that if several cylinders are used in the pump, the pulsation frequency is a small multiple of the individual piston frequency, usually 2 for duplex and 6 for triplex pumps.’
    • ‘The flight control system is a triplex digital fly-by-wire system.’
    • ‘For example, we have duplicate platforms in the triplex mowers but we have to target that while retaining functionality for all the markets.’
    • ‘The five centimetres of the lacquered triplex door were the only degrees separating the two from each other now.’
    • ‘Designed to be lightweight and maneuverable, the versatile triplex mower also is the choice of many superintendents for tees, approaches and fairways.’
    • ‘Now, on April 1, we are launching three new triplex unedited channels.’
    • ‘These cables are either duplex, triplex, or quadruplex, consisting of one, two or three insulated conductors wrapped around a bare aluminum or acsr neutral.’
    • ‘The concept of this fairway mower falls between the triplex and fiveplex.’
    • ‘‘We have to have great conditions, but with 45 holes, including a 9-hole executive course, I need more efficiency than I would get with triplex mowers,’ he says.’
    • ‘But what if your spanking-new ball slices into an adjacent fairway and gets chopped and spit out by a triplex mower?’
    • ‘It took him two hours to cut the pattern into the turf using a fairway mower for the stripes and a triplex tee mower for the stars.’
    • ‘In 1979, a New Jersey superintendent started the trend of using a triplex to mow fairways.’
    • ‘But specific features such as bedknife-to-reel knobs on the walk-behinds and an offset cutting-unit design on the triplex mowers can ensure you get the best cut possible.’
    • ‘The triplex and biplex PCRs were combined before electrophoresis and loaded onto a single gel lane to form a pentaplex system.’
    • ‘Whether maintaining greens, tees, approaches or fairways, the triplex mower has the ability to deliver results that meet golf course superintendents' high expectations.’

verb

  • (of electrical equipment or systems) be provided or fitted in triplicate so as to ensure reliability.

    • ‘A process controller having an operating function is provided to each of the triplexed process input/output units.’
    • ‘A single coaxial feed runs from the riser switch to the lounge triplexed plate with an extension to the Master Bedroom.’
    • ‘Although it was triplexed in 1982, the interior was mostly preserved.’
    • ‘We have a 138-25 kV delta-Yg power transformer feeding 25 kV switchgear via 3 circuits of 25 kV - 750 kcmil triplexed cable with concentric neutrals on each phase.’
    • ‘Diplexed and triplexed types have a single cable input which is selectively split to the outlet sockets.’

Origin

Early 17th century (as an adjective in the sense threefold): from Latin, threefold from tri- three + plicare to fold Current specific senses date from the 1920s.

Pronunciation:

triplex

/ˈtrīˌpleks//ˈtripleks/