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quintuplicate

Line breaks: quin|tu¦pli|cate

Definition of quintuplicate in English:

adjective

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

verb

Pronunciation: /kwɪnˈtjuːplɪkeɪt
 
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Multiply by five.

Origin

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

Phrases

in quintuplicate

1
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

Words that rhyme with quintuplicate

duplicate, quadruplicate

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