Last modified on 2 April 2014, at 21:38

octuplicate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin; probably patterned after duplicate from Latin duplicare (to double).

NounEdit

octuplicate (plural octuplicates)

  1. A set of eight like or identical things.
    • 1942, Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Sir Owen Seaman, Sir Francis Cowley Burnand, Punch
      It was an understood thing in our squadron that no one was on any account to bring the Baron down any account to bring the Baron down, but some of our pilots had come close enough to see his beetling brows and purple cheeks reflected in octuplicate.
    • 1952, California Division of Highways, Equipment manual
      A unit's actual transfer will be brought about through the issuance of a Form S-46, "Transfer Order," which is made up in octuplicate.
    • 1978, American Oil Chemists' Society, Lipids
      Letters of nomination together with supporting documents must be submitted in octuplicate to Earl G. Hammond, Department of Food Technology...