octuple

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adjective

oc·​tu·​ple
ˈäkˌt(y)üpəl
ˈäktəp-
1
: consisting of eight : being eight times as great or as many : eightfold
2
: taken by eights or in groups of eight

octuple

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noun

"
plural -s
: a sum eight times as great as another : an eightfold amount : the eighth multiple

octuple

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verb

"
octupled; octupled; octupling
-p(ə)liŋ
; octuples

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

Word History

Etymology

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 12 Apr. 2024.

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