Adjective "quintuple" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈkwɪntjʊp(ə)l//kwɪnˈtjuːp(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Consisting of five parts or things.
  1. 'Jenkins' heart attack was caused by five blocked arteries, which required her to have quintuple bypass surgery.'
  2. 'To add to the usual litany of woes that go with ageing, he's had a quintuple heart bypass.'
  3. '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.'
  4. 'The thing about being independent is that all the profits are quadruple, quintuple what someone on a major label would make.'

verb

Increase or cause to increase fivefold.
  1. with object 'Germany had quintupled her sulphuric acid production since 1880'
  2. 'Between 1859 and 1876, the number of pickpockets brought to trial by the district attorney nearly quintupled, increasing from 52 to 242.'
  3. 'When Confederates attacked Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln responded by immediately quintupling the size of the U.S. Army, calling for 75,000 volunteers to put down the rebellion.'
  4. 'Public transport patronage in Sydney and Melbourne more than quintupled between 1890 and 1930 but slumped in the 1930s.'
  5. 'Private enterprise has flourished, individuals have greater freedom in deciding where they live and work, and per capita income has quintupled.'
  6. 'The company's share price has quintupled in five years.'
  7. 'Revenues nearly tripled over that period, and profits quintupled.'
  8. 'All in all he quintupled the number of known pulsars in that particular sector of the sky.'
  9. 'The available data on the growth of the global human population indicates that it has quintupled since the early 1800s, and is expected to grow from 6 billion in 1999 to 10 billion in 2050.'
  10. 'In the same time period, the number of web pages swelled from 500 million to 3 to 8 billion, and the number of searches quintupled from 100 to 500 million.'
  11. 'But that particular investment eventually allowed them to quintuple their production.'

noun

A fivefold number or amount; a set of five.

    Definitions

    1. fivefold; consisting of five parts.

    2. five times as great or as much.

    3. Music. having five beats to a measure. noun

    4. a number, amount, etc., five times as great as another. verb (used with or without object), quintupled, quintupling.

    5. to make or become five times as great.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "operations can be quintuple."

    "bypasses can be quintuple."

    "surgeries can be quintuple."

    "hearts can be quintuple."

    "usings can be quintuple."

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    Origin

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