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quintuple

adjective quin·tu·ple \ kwin-ˈtü-pəl , -ˈtyü- , -ˈtə- ; ˈkwin-tə- \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of quintuple

1 :being five times as great or as many
2 :having five units or members
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.

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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


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quintuple

verb

Definition of quintuple

quintupled; quintupling play \kwin-ˈtü-p(ə-)liŋ, -ˈtyü-, -ˈtə-; ˈkwin-tə-\
transitive verb
:to make five times as great or as many
intransitive verb
: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.

Recent Examples of quintuple from the Web

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First Known Use of quintuple

1639


QUINTUPLE Defined for English Language Learners

quintuple

adjective

Definition of quintuple for English Language Learners

  • : five times bigger in size or amount

  • : having five parts or including five people or things


quintuple

verb

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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