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quintuple

[ kwin-too-puhl, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uhl, kwin-too-puhl, -tyoo- ]
/ kwɪnˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈkwɪn tʊ pəl, -tyʊ- /
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adjective
fivefold; consisting of five parts.
five times as great or as much.
Music. having five beats to a measure.
noun
a number, amount, etc., five times as great as another.
verb (used with or without object), quin·tu·pled, quin·tu·pling.
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 duplusduple, quadruplusquadruple
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British Dictionary definitions for quintuple

quintuple
/ (ˈkwɪntjʊpəl, kwɪnˈtjuːpəl) /

verb
to multiply by five
adjective
five times as much or as many; fivefold
consisting of five parts
noun
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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