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sextuple

[seks-too-puh l, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uh l, seks-too-puh l, -tyoo-] /sɛksˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈsɛks tʊ pəl, -tyʊ-/
adjective
1.
consisting of six parts; sexpartite.
2.
six times as great or as many.
3.
Music. characterized by six beats or pulses to the measure:
sextuple rhythm.
verb (used with or without object), sextupled, sextupling.
4.
to make or become six times as great.
Origin of sextuple
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin sext(us) sixth + -uple, as in duple, quadruple
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Examples from the Web for sextuple
Historical Examples
  • The sextuple point is the point of intersection of the curves of six univariant systems, viz.

  • I did not know before, that a half-mile of sextuple railway-tracks could be made such an adornment.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • These sextuple legs supported a hundred feet above their bases a huge and globular body formed of clusters of the spheres.

    The Metal Monster A. Merritt
  • sextuple, in which there are six beats, the first and fourth being accented, the others not.

British Dictionary definitions for sextuple

sextuple

/ˈsɛkstjʊpəl/
noun
1.
a quantity or number six times as great as another
adjective
2.
six times as much or many; sixfold
3.
consisting of six parts or members
4.
(of musical time or rhythm) having six beats per bar
Word Origin
C17: Latin sextus sixth + -uple, as in quadruple
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Word Origin and History for sextuple
adj.

"sixfold," 1620s, from Latin sextus "sixth" (from sex "six;" see six) + -plus "more" (see plus).

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