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quintuple

[kwin-too-puh l, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uh l, kwin-too-puh l, -tyoo-]
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adjective
  1. fivefold; consisting of five parts.
  2. five times as great or as much.
  3. Music. having five beats to a measure.
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noun
  1. a number, amount, etc., five times as great as another.
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verb (used with or without object), quin·tu·pled, quin·tu·pling.
  1. to make or become five times as great.
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Origin of quintuple

1560–70; < Middle French < New Latin or Medieval Latin quīntuplus, derivative of quīntus fifth (see quint1), on the model of duplus duple, quadruplus quadruple
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Historical Examples

  • Of the Quintuple biliteral there are thirty-two combinations.

    The Mystery of the Sea

    Bram Stoker

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for quintuple

quintuple

verb
  1. to multiply by five
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adjective
  1. five times as much or as many; fivefold
  2. consisting of five parts
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noun
  1. a quantity or number five times as great as another
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Word Origin

C16: from French, from Latin quintus, on the model of quadruple
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Word Origin and History for quintuple

adj.

1560s, from French quintuple (15c.), from Late Latin quintuplex, from Latin quintus "fifth" (related to quinque "five;" see quinque-) on model of quadruple. Related: Quintuplicate.

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v.

1630s, from quintuple (adj.) or from French quintupler (v.). Related: Quintupled; quintupling.

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