Mathematics. See under n-tuple.
Origin of ordered n-tuple
First recorded in 1960–65
[en-too-puh l, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uh l; en-too-puh l, -tyoo-]
a set of n objects or quantities, where n is an integer, especially such a set arranged in a specified order (ordered n-tuple).
Origin of n-tuple
N (symbol, def. 5) + -tuple (extracted from words such as quintuple, octuple)
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logic maths an ordered set of n elements
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