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quintuple

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adjective quin·tu·ple \kwin-ˈtü-pəl, -ˈtyü-, -ˈtə-; ˈkwin-tə-\

Definition of quintuple

  1. 1 :  being five times as great or as many

  2. 2 :  having five units or members

  3. 3 :  marked by five beats per measure <quintuple meter>

quintuple

noun

Examples of quintuple in a sentence

  1. Share prices are quintuple what they were a few days ago.

Origin and Etymology of quintuple

Middle French, from Medieval Latin quintuplus, from Latin quintus fifth + -plus -fold; akin to Latin quinque five — more at five, -fold


First Known Use: 1570


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quintuple

verb quin·tu·ple

Definition of quintuple

quintupled

quintupling

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become five times as much or as numerous

Examples of quintuple in a sentence

  1. The town's population has quintupled in the past 50 years.

  2. The company has quintupled the number of its employees.

1639

First Known Use of quintuple

1639


QUINTUPLE Defined for English Language Learners

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quintuple

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adjective quin·tu·ple \kwin-ˈtü-pəl, -ˈtyü-, -ˈtə-; ˈkwin-tə-\

Definition of quintuple for English Language Learners

  • : five times bigger in size or amount

  • : having five parts or including five people or things


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quintuple

verb quin·tu·ple

Definition of quintuple for English Language Learners

  • : to become five times bigger in value or number

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


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