Definition of quintuplicate in English:

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quintuplicate

adjective

Pronunciation: /kwɪnˈtjuːplɪkət/
1.1Of which five copies are made.

verb

Pronunciation: /kwɪnˈtjuːplɪkeɪt/
[with object]
Multiply by five.

Phrases

in quintuplicate

In five identical copies: controllers determined that the slightest passing thought should be circulated in quintuplicate
More example sentences
  • In the past, it has always been making copies in quintuplicate, and entrusting them to the courier gods.
1.1In groups of five: assays were performed in quintuplicate

Origin

Mid 17th century: from quintuple, on the pattern of words such as quadruplicate.

Words that rhyme with quintuplicate

duplicate, quadruplicate

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: quin|tu¦pli|cate

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