Definitions for quintuplekwɪnˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈkwɪn tʊ pəl, -tyʊ-
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quin•tu•plekwɪnˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈkwɪn tʊ pəl, -tyʊ-(adj.; n.; v.)-pled, -pling.
(adj.)fivefold; consisting of five parts.
five times as great or as much.
having five beats to a musical measure.
Category: Music and Dance
(n.)a number, amount, etc., five times as great as another.
(v.i.)to make or become five times as great.
Origin of quintuple:
1560–70; < MF < NL or ML quīntuplus, der. of quīntusfifth
quintet, quintette, quintuplet, quintuple(adj)
a set of five similar things considered as a unit
quintuple, fivefold, five-fold(verb)
having five units or components
"The population of China quintupled"
a fivefold amount
to multiply something (or be multiplied) by five
having five parts or members
five times as much
Origin: From quintuple.
multiplied by five; increased to five times the amount; fivefold
to make fivefold, or five times as much or many