From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Trivrtkarana, TrivRtkaraNa, Trivrritkarana
Brahman then created the gross elements out of these, by the process of trivṛtkaraṇa or triplication. In this, half of one subtle or sukṣma element is combined with one-fourth of the other two, resulting in the gross element as follows:
Trivṛtkaraṇa literally means ‘the process of triplication’.
This is technically called trivṛtkaraṇa. The process is similar to that of pañcikaraṇa.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore