quintuplicate

adjective
quin·​tu·​pli·​cate | \ kwin-ˈtü-pli-kət How to pronounce quintuplicate (audio) , -ˈtyü- \

Definition of quintuplicate

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : consisting of or existing in five corresponding or identical parts or examples quintuplicate invoices
2 : being the fifth of five things exactly alike file the quintuplicate copy

quintuplicate

noun

Definition of quintuplicate (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : one of five things exactly alike specifically : one of five identical copies
2 : five copies all alike used with in typed in quintuplicate

quintuplicate

verb
quin·​tu·​pli·​cate | \ kwin-ˈtü-plə-ˌkāt How to pronounce quintuplicate (audio) , -ˈtyü- \
quintuplicated; quintuplicating

Definition of quintuplicate (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to make quintuple or fivefold
2 : to prepare in quintuplicate

First Known Use of quintuplicate

Adjective

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quintuplicate

Adjective

Medieval Latin quintuplicatus, past participle of quintuplicare to quintuple, from quintuplus quintuple

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“Quintuplicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quintuplicate. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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