decuplet

See also: décuplet

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EtymologyEdit

From decuple (multiply by ten) +‎ -et (forming diminutives).

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decuplet (plural decuplets)

  1. A group of ten, particularly
    Coordinate terms: singlet, couplet, triplet, quadruplet, tetraplet, pentuplet, sextuplet, septuplet, octuplet, nonuplet, centuplet, multiplet
    1. (music) A group of ten notes played in place of four or eight.
    2. (physics) A collection of spin-3/2 baryons described in the eightfold way.
  2. One of a group of ten, particularly one of ten babies born to the same mother at one time.
    Hypernym: multiplet

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