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octuple

[ok-too-puh l, -tyoo-; ok-too-puh l, -tyoo-]
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adjective
  1. eightfold; eight times as great.
  2. having eight effective units or elements.
verb (used with object), oc·tu·pled, oc·tu·pling.
  1. to make eight times as great.
noun
  1. Rowing. a shell rowed by a crew of eight, each rower using a pair of oars.

Origin of octuple

1595–1605; < Latin octuplus, equivalent to octu-, variant (before labials) of octō- octo- + -plus -fold
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octuple

noun
  1. a quantity or number eight times as great as another
adjective
  1. eight times as much or as many
  2. consisting of eight parts
verb
  1. (tr) to multiply by eight

Word Origin

C17: from Latin octuplus, from octo eight + -plus as in duplus double
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Word Origin and History for octuple

adj.

"eightfold," c.1600, from Latin octuplus "eightfgold," from octo "eight" (see octo-) + -plus "-fold" (see plus).

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