Meaning of “triple” in the English Dictionary

"triple" in British English

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tripleadjective

uk /ˈtrɪp.əl/ us /ˈtrɪp.əl/

having three parts of the same type, or happening three times:

Her trainer is a triple Olympic champion.
There's a triple bill of Hitchcock films (= three films) on at the cinema next Sunday.
triple sth

three times as large as something:

The number of one-parent households reached 10.1 million in 2011, nearly triple that of 1981.

tripleverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈtrɪp.əl/ us /ˈtrɪp.əl/

(Definition of “triple” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"triple" in American English

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tripleadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈtrɪp·əl/

consisting of three parts, or three times in number or amount:

If he loses the case, the defendant can be required to pay triple damages.
triple
verb [ I/T ] us /ˈtrɪp·əl/

[ T ] We’ve tripled our output over the past two years.

(Definition of “triple” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"triple" in Business English

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tripleadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈtrɪpl/ us

having three parts of the same type, or happening three times:

a triple blow/threat The triple threat of late planting, a cool summer, and disease in September has annihilated much of the sunflower acreage.

three times bigger in size or amount:

Property purchases leapt to $464 million - nearly triple the amount for the previous year.

tripleverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈtrɪpl/ us

to increase to three times the size or amount, or to make something do this:

profits/sales triple First-half pretax profit more than tripled to a record £550 million.
The company aims to triple its international sales within five years.
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(Definition of “triple” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)