decuple

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French décuple, from Late Latin decuplus (tenfold), from Latin decem (ten), and plico (fold).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

decuple (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) tenfold

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

decuple (plural decuples)

  1. (archaic) An amount multiplied by ten.
    • 1842, Jacob Reese Eckfeldt; William Ewing Du Bois, A manual of gold and silver coins of all nations, struck within ..., page 89:
      The gold coin of the law of 1818 is of four denominations; the decuple of 30 ducats, the half-decuple, ...

Verb[edit]

decuple (third-person singular simple present decuples, present participle decupling, simple past and past participle decupled)

  1. (archaic) To multiply by ten.
    • 2004, Mark Collier; Stephen Quirke, Annette Imhausen, The UCL Lahun papyri: religious, literary, legal, mathematical and ..., volume 1209:
      The multiplications on this fragment show four of the basic techniques used by the Egyptian scribe in performing calculations: doubling, halving, decupling, and "taking two-thirds".

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References[edit]

  • Chambers's Etymological Dictionary, 1896, p. 114

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

decuple f

  1. feminine plural of decuplo

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

decuple

  1. vocative masculine singular of decuplus