[ noun, adjective kwin-too-pli-kit, -tyoo-; verb kwin-too-pli-keyt, -tyoo- ]
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  1. a group, series, or set of five copies or identical items, especially copies of typewritten matter.

  1. noting or consisting of five identical parts; fivefold.

  2. pertaining to a fifth item or copy of something.

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.

Idioms about quintuplicate

  1. in quintuplicate, in five identical copies.

Origin of quintuplicate

1650–60; quintu(ple) + -plicate, after duplicate, triplicate, etc.

Other words from quintuplicate

  • quin·tu·pli·ca·tion, noun

Words Nearby quintuplicate

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How to use quintuplicate in a sentence

  • 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


  1. fivefold or quintuple

  1. to multiply or be multiplied by five

  1. a group or set of five things

Derived forms of quintuplicate

  • quintuplication, noun

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