decuple

See also: décuple and décuplé

EnglishEdit

English numbers (edit)
100[a], [b]
[a], [b] ←  9 10 11  → 
1
    Cardinal: ten
    Ordinal: tenth
    Multiplier: decuple, tenfold
    Fractional: tenth

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdekjuːpɫ/, /ˈdekjuːpəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɛkjʊpɫ/, /ˈdɛkjʊpl./

AdjectiveEdit

decuple (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Tenfold.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

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, ...

VerbEdit

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

  1. (archaic) To multiply by ten.
    • 1903, Henry James, The Ambassadors:
      They were in communication as they had been, that first morning, in Sarah's salon and in her presence and Mme. de Vionnet's; and the same recognition of a great goodwill was again, after all, possible. Only the amount of response Waymarsh had then taken for granted was doubled, decupled now.
    • 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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ReferencesEdit

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

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

decuple f

  1. feminine plural of decuplo

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

decuple

  1. vocative masculine singular of decuplus

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

decuple

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of decuplar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of decuplar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of decuplar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of decuplar.