ten times as great; tenfold.
a tenfold quantity or multiple.
verb (used with object), dec·u·pled, dec·u·pling.
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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Historical Examples of decuple
His decuple partition of Entia or Enunciata is founded entirely upon a logical principle.
The decuple indication of general heads arose rather from comparison of propositions and induction therefrom.
Therefore the whole uea, is the quintuple of the same ea: And the whole periphery is decuple unto it.
British Dictionary definitions for decuple
(tr) to increase by ten times
an amount ten times as large as a given reference
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
1610s, from French décuple (late 15c.), from Latin decuplus "tenfold," from decem- "ten" (see ten) + -plus (see plus).
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