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decuple

[ dek-yoo-puhl ]
/ ˈdɛk yʊ pəl /
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adjective
ten times as great; tenfold.
noun
a tenfold quantity or multiple.
verb (used with object), dec·u·pled, dec·u·pling.
to make ten times as great.
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Origin of decuple

1375–1425; late Middle English <Middle French <Latin decuplus tenfold, equivalent to dec(em) ten + -uplus, as in quadruplusquadruple
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How to use decuple in a sentence

  • 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
/ (ˈdɛkjʊpəl) /

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

Word Origin for decuple

C15: from Old French, from Late Latin decuplus tenfold, from Latin decem ten
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