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quintuplicate

[noun, adjective kwin-too-pli-kit, -tyoo-; verb kwin-too-pli-keyt, -tyoo-]
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noun
  1. a group, series, or set of five copies or identical items, especially copies of typewritten matter.
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adjective
  1. noting or consisting of five identical parts; fivefold.
  2. pertaining to a fifth item or copy of something.
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verb (used with object), quin·tu·pli·cat·ed, quin·tu·pli·cat·ing.
  1. to produce or copy in quintuplicate.
  2. to make five times as great, as by multiplying.
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Idioms
  1. in quintuplicate, in five identical copies.
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Origin of quintuplicate

1650–60; quintu(ple) + -plicate, after duplicate, triplicate, etc.
Related formsquin·tu·pli·ca·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for quintuplicate

Historical Examples

  • Not a rivet fell, but that its fall was noted—in quintuplicate.

    The Misplaced Battleship

    Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)

  • Associated words: quinary, quintuple, quintuplicate, quincunx.

    Putnam's Word Book

    Louis A. Flemming


British Dictionary definitions for quintuplicate

quintuplicate

adjective (kwɪnˈtjuːplɪkɪt)
  1. fivefold or quintuple
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verb (kwɪnˈtjuːplɪˌkeɪt)
  1. to multiply or be multiplied by five
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noun (kwɪnˈtjuːplɪkɪt)
  1. a group or set of five things
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Derived Formsquintuplication, noun
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