Definition of quintuple in English:

quintuple

Syllabification: quin·tu·ple
Pronunciation: /kwinˈt(y)o͞opəl, -ˈtəpəl
 
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adjective

[attributive]
1Consisting of five parts or things.
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  • Ministers, who will formally announce the plan tomorrow, insist the quintuple jab is safe, and a positive development for parents because it replaces the whooping cough vaccine, which contained mercury.
  • Some doctors feared the confusion could lead to concern that the public might turn against the quintuple jab, despite universal agreement that it is an improvement on earlier vaccines.
  • To add to the usual litany of woes that go with ageing, he's had a quintuple heart bypass.
1.1Five times as much or as many.
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  • The thing about being independent is that all the profits are quadruple, quintuple what someone on a major label would make.
1.2(Of time in music) having five beats in a bar.
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  • His Arraché is a technically challenging piece that ends in a quintuple fugue, demanding the sort of concentration that had wavered during rehearsal the day before.

verb

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Increase or cause to increase fivefold.
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  • Between 1859 and 1876, the number of pickpockets brought to trial by the district attorney nearly quintupled, increasing from 52 to 242.
  • Revenues nearly tripled over that period, and profits quintupled.
  • For example, from 1933 to 1945 the number of union members quintupled, from under 3 million to 15 million.

noun

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A fivefold number or amount; a set of five.

Origin

late 16th century: via French from medieval Latin quintuplus, from Latin quintus 'fifth' + -plus as in duplus (see duple).

Derivatives

quintuply

Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
adverb
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  • My website design is so overly complex (can you say quintuply nested tables?) that it'll take him a long time to figure out how it works.

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