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quadruple

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verb qua·dru·ple \kwä-ˈdrü-pəl, -ˈdrə-; ˈkwä-drə-\

Definition of quadruple

quadrupled

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quadrupling

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become four times as great or as numerous

Examples of quadruple in a Sentence

  1. The value of the stock has quadrupled in the past year.

  2. The town's population has quadrupled in the past 50 years.

  3. The company has quadrupled the number of its employees.

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Origin and Etymology of quadruple

Middle English (Scots), from Latin quadruplare, from quadruplus

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quadruple

noun qua·dru·ple

Definition of quadruple

  1. :  a sum four times as great as another

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Origin and Etymology of quadruple

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin quadruplum, from neuter of quadruplus four times as great, from quadri- + -plus multiplied by — more at -fold

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quadruple

adjective qua·dru·ple

Definition of quadruple

  1. 1 :  having four units or members

  2. 2 :  being four times as great or as many

  3. 3 :  marked by four beats per measure quadruple meter

quadruply

play \kwä-ˈdrü-plē, -ˈdrə-; ˈkwä-drə-\ adverb

quadruplicity

play \ˌkwä-dru̇-ˈpli-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of quadruple in a Sentence

  1. She ordered a quadruple espresso.

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First Known Use of quadruple

1557

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QUADRUPLE Defined for English Language Learners

quadruple

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verb

Definition of quadruple for English Language Learners

  • : to become four times bigger in value or number

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

quadruple

adjective

Definition of quadruple for English Language Learners

  • : four times bigger in size or amount

  • : having four parts or including four people or things


QUADRUPLE Defined for Kids

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quadruple

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verb qua·dru·ple \kwä-ˈdrü-pəl\

Definition of quadruple for Students

quadrupled

;

quadrupling

  1. :  to make or become four times as great or as many


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quadruple

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adjective qua·dru·ple

Definition of quadruple for Students

  1. 1 :  having four units or parts

  2. 2 :  being four times as great or as many



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