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sextuple

[ seks-too-puhl, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uhl, seks-too-puhl, -tyoo- ]
/ sɛksˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈsɛks tʊ pəl, -tyʊ- /
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adjective
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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Origin of sextuple

1620–30; <Latin sext(us) sixth + -uple, as in duple, quadruple
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British Dictionary definitions for sextuple

sextuple
/ (ˈsɛkstjʊpəl) /

noun
a quantity or number six times as great as another
adjective
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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