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sextuple

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adjective sex·tu·ple \ seks-ˈtü-pəl , -ˈtyü- , -ˈtə- ; ˈsek-stə-pəl \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of sextuple

1 :having six units or members
2 :being six times as great or as many
3 :marked by six beats per measure of music
  • sextuple time

sextuple

noun

Origin and Etymology of sextuple

probably from Medieval Latin sextuplus, from Latin sextus sixth + -plus multiplied by; akin to Latin -plex -plex — more at -fold


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sextuple

verb

Definition of sextuple

sextupled; sextupling play \seks-ˈtü-p(ə-)liŋ, -ˈtyü-, -ˈtə-; ˈsek-stə-\
transitive verb
:to make six times as much or as many
intransitive verb
:to become six times as much or as numerous

First Known Use of sextuple

1632


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