: set of (so many) elements
usually used of sets with ordered elements
the ordered 2-tuple (a, b)

Word History

Etymology

quintuple, sextuple

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“-tuple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-tuple. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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