Definition of quintuplicate in English:

quintuplicate

Line breaks: quin|tu¦pli|cate

adjective

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

verb

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

Origin

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

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.
In groups of five: assays were performed in quintuplicate

Definition of quintuplicate in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rɪˈbʌf
verb
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…