decuple

[dek-yoo-puh l]
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noun
  1. a tenfold quantity or multiple.
verb (used with object), dec·u·pled, dec·u·pling.
  1. to make ten times as great.

Origin of decuple

1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin decuplus tenfold, equivalent to dec(em) ten + -uplus, as in quadruplus quadruple
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Related Words for decuple

decimal, decennial, decuple, denary, tenfold

Examples from the Web for decuple

Historical Examples of decuple

  • The decuple indication of general heads arose rather from comparison of propositions and induction therefrom.

    Aristotle

    George Grote

  • His decuple partition of Entia or Enunciata is founded entirely upon a logical principle.

    Aristotle

    George Grote

  • Therefore the whole uea, is the quintuple of the same ea: And the whole periphery is decuple unto it.


British Dictionary definitions for decuple

decuple

verb
  1. (tr) to increase by ten times
noun
  1. an amount ten times as large as a given reference
adjective
  1. increasing tenfold

Word Origin for decuple

C15: from Old French, from Late Latin decuplus tenfold, from Latin decem ten
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Word Origin and History for decuple
adj.

1610s, from French décuple (late 15c.), from Latin decuplus "tenfold," from decem- "ten" (see ten) + -plus (see plus).

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