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quintuple

[kwin-too-puh l, -tyoo-, -tuhp-uh l, kwin-too-puh l, -tyoo-] /kwɪnˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈkwɪn tʊ pəl, -tyʊ-/
adjective
1.
fivefold; consisting of five parts.
2.
five times as great or as much.
3.
Music. having five beats to a measure.
noun
4.
a number, amount, etc., five times as great as another.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), quintupled, quintupling.
5.
to make or become five times as great.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Middle French < Neo-Latin or Medieval Latin quīntuplus, derivative of quīntus fifth (see quint1), on the model of duplus duple, quadruplus quadruple
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  • There are eight quints, short for quintuple combination pumper.
British Dictionary definitions for quintuple

quintuple

/ˈkwɪntjʊpəl; kwɪnˈtjuːpəl/
verb
1.
to multiply by five
adjective
2.
five times as much or as many; fivefold
3.
consisting of five parts
noun
4.
a quantity or number five times as great as another
Word Origin
C16: from French, from Latin quintus, on the model of quadruple
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Word Origin and History for quintuple
adj.

1560s, from French quintuple (15c.), from Late Latin quintuplex, from Latin quintus "fifth" (related to quinque "five;" see quinque-) on model of quadruple. Related: Quintuplicate.

v.

1630s, from quintuple (adj.) or from French quintupler (v.). Related: Quintupled; quintupling.

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