[seks-too-puh l, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uh l, seks-too-puh l, -tyoo-]
consisting of six parts; sexpartite.
six times as great or as many.
Music. characterized by six beats or pulses to the measure: sextuple rhythm.
verb (used with or without object), sex·tu·pled, sex·tu·pling.
to make or become six times as great.
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Examples from the Web for sextuple
Historical Examples of sextuple
The sextuple point is the point of intersection of the curves of six univariant systems, viz.
I did not know before, that a half-mile of sextuple railway-tracks could be made such an adornment.
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
a quantity or number six times as great as another
six times as much or many; sixfold
consisting of six parts or members
(of musical time or rhythm) having six beats per bar
Word Origin for sextuple
C17: Latin sextus sixth + -uple, as in quadruple
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Word Origin and History for sextuple
"sixfold," 1620s, from Latin sextus "sixth" (from sex "six;" see six) + -plus "more" (see plus).
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