[kwin-too-puh l, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uh l, kwin-too-puh l, -tyoo-]
- fivefold; consisting of five parts.
- five times as great or as much.
- Music. having five beats to a measure.
- a number, amount, etc., five times as great as another.
- to make or become five times as great.
Origin of quintuple
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Examples from the Web for quintuple
Of the Quintuple biliteral there are thirty-two combinations.The Mystery of the Sea
The ratification of the quintuple treaty was felt to be out of the question.
This was well understood to be a blow aimed at the quintuple treaty.
The ratification of the quintuple treaty had long been abandoned.
Associated words: quinary, quintuple, quintuplicate, quincunx.Putnam's Word Book
Louis A. Flemming
- to multiply by five
- five times as much or as many; fivefold
- consisting of five parts
- a quantity or number five times as great as another
C16: from French, from Latin quintus, on the model of quadruple
Word Origin and History for quintuple
1630s, from quintuple (adj.) or from French quintupler (v.). Related: Quintupled; quintupling.
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