- ten times as great; tenfold.
- a tenfold quantity or multiple.
- 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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The decuple indication of general heads arose rather from comparison of propositions and induction therefrom.
His decuple partition of Entia or Enunciata is founded entirely upon a logical principle.
Therefore the whole uea, is the quintuple of the same ea: And the whole periphery is decuple unto it.The Way To Geometry
- (tr) to increase by ten times
- an amount ten times as large as a given reference
- increasing tenfold
C15: from Old French, from Late Latin decuplus tenfold, from Latin decem ten
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