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sextuple

[seks-too-puh l, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uh l, seks-too-puh l, -tyoo-]
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adjective
  1. consisting of six parts; sexpartite.
  2. six times as great or as many.
  3. Music. characterized by six beats or pulses to the measure: sextuple rhythm.
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verb (used with or without object), sex·tu·pled, sex·tu·pling.
  1. to make or become six times as great.
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Origin of sextuple

1620–30; < Latin sext(us) sixth + -uple, as in duple, quadruple
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Examples from the Web for sextuple

Historical Examples

  • The sextuple point is the point of intersection of the curves of six univariant systems, viz.

    The Phase Rule and Its Applications

    Alexander Findlay

  • I did not know before, that a half-mile of sextuple railway-tracks could be made such an adornment.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • These sextuple legs supported a hundred feet above their bases a huge and globular body formed of clusters of the spheres.

  • Sextuple, in which there are six beats, the first and fourth being accented, the others not.


British Dictionary definitions for sextuple

sextuple

noun
  1. a quantity or number six times as great as another
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adjective
  1. six times as much or many; sixfold
  2. consisting of six parts or members
  3. (of musical time or rhythm) having six beats per bar
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Word Origin

C17: Latin sextus sixth + -uple, as in quadruple
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Word Origin and History for sextuple

adj.

"sixfold," 1620s, from Latin sextus "sixth" (from sex "six;" see six) + -plus "more" (see plus).

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