octuple

adjective
oc·​tu·​ple | \ ˈäkˌt(y)üpəl, ˈäktəp- \

Definition of octuple

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : consisting of eight : being eight times as great or as many : eightfold
2 : taken by eights or in groups of eight

octuple

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of octuple (Entry 2 of 3)

: a sum eight times as great as another : an eightfold amount : the eighth multiple

octuple

verb
\ " \
octupled; octupled; octupling\ -​p(ə)liŋ \; octuples

Definition of octuple (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to make eight times as much or as many

intransitive verb

: to increase or grow to eight times as much or as many

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History and Etymology for octuple

Adjective

Latin octuplus, from oct- (from octo eight) + -uplus (as in quadruplus quadruple)

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“Octuple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octuple. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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