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quintuple

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adjective quin·tu·ple \kwin-ˈtü-pəl, -ˈtyü-, -ˈtə-; ˈkwin-tə-\

Simple Definition of quintuple

  • : five times bigger in size or amount

  • : having five parts or including five people or things

Full Definition of quintuple

  1. 1 :  being five times as great or as many

  2. 2 :  having five units or members

  3. 3 :  marked by five beats per measure <quintuple meter>

quintuple noun

Examples of quintuple

  1. Share prices are quintuple what they were a few days ago.



Origin of quintuple

Middle French, from Medieval Latin quintuplus, from Latin quintus fifth + -plus -fold; akin to Latin quinque five — more at five, -fold


First Known Use: 1570

Rhymes with quintuple


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quintuple

verb quin·tu·ple

Simple Definition of quintuple

  • : to become five times bigger in value or number

  • : to cause (something) to become five times bigger

Full Definition of quintuple

quin·tu·pledquin·tu·pling play \-p(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make five times as great or as many

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become five times as much or as numerous

Examples of quintuple

  1. The town's population has quintupled in the past 50 years.

  2. The company has quintupled the number of its employees.



1639

First Known Use of quintuple

1639


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