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quintuplicate

[noun, adjective kwin-too-pli-kit, -tyoo-; verb kwin-too-pli-keyt, -tyoo-]
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noun
  1. a group, series, or set of five copies or identical items, especially copies of typewritten matter.
adjective
  1. noting or consisting of five identical parts; fivefold.
  2. pertaining to a fifth item or copy of something.
verb (used with object), quin·tu·pli·cat·ed, quin·tu·pli·cat·ing.
  1. to produce or copy in quintuplicate.
  2. to make five times as great, as by multiplying.
Idioms
  1. in quintuplicate, in five identical copies.

Origin of quintuplicate

1650–60; quintu(ple) + -plicate, after duplicate, triplicate, etc.
Related formsquin·tu·pli·ca·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for quintuplicate

Historical Examples

  • Not a rivet fell, but that its fall was noted—in quintuplicate.

    The Misplaced Battleship

    Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)

  • Associated words: quinary, quintuple, quintuplicate, quincunx.

    Putnam's Word Book

    Louis A. Flemming


British Dictionary definitions for quintuplicate

quintuplicate

adjective (kwɪnˈtjuːplɪkɪt)
  1. fivefold or quintuple
verb (kwɪnˈtjuːplɪˌkeɪt)
  1. to multiply or be multiplied by five
noun (kwɪnˈtjuːplɪkɪt)
  1. a group or set of five things
Derived Formsquintuplication, noun
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