quintuple

[kwin-too-puh l, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uh l, kwin-too-puh l, -tyoo-]
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noun
  1. a number, amount, etc., five times as great as another.
verb (used with or without object), quin·tu·pled, quin·tu·pling.
  1. to make or become five times as great.

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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British Dictionary definitions for quintuple

quintuple

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

Word Origin for quintuple

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.

v.

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

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