quadruple

See also: quadruplé

EnglishEdit

 
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English numbers (edit)
40
[a], [b] ←  3 4 5  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal: four
    Ordinal: fourth
    Multiplier: quadruple, fourfold
    Distributive: quadruply
    Fractional: quarter, fourth

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quadruplus. Can be analyzed as quadri- +‎ -uple.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

quadruple (not comparable)

  1. Being four times as long, as big or as many of something.
    He's quite an athlete and can do quadruple jumps with ease.

AntonymsEdit

  • quarter (divided into four; one of four equal parts)

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

quadruple (third-person singular simple present quadruples, present participle quadrupling, simple past and past participle quadrupled)

  1. (transitive) To multiply by four.
    Quadrupling four gives sixteen.
  2. (intransitive) To increase by a factor of four.
    Our profits quadrupled when we made the improvements.
  3. (rail transport) To provide four parallel running lines on a given stretch of railway.
    • 2019 October, “Railtalk: HS2 delay - time for lateral thinking”, in Modern Railways, page 7:
      Quadrupling the short remaining stretch of three-track railway north of Rugby, left over by the turn of the century modernisation, is a possibility that could be pursued.
    • 2020 April 22, Paul Shannon, “Felixstowe: Is 47 trains a day achievable?”, in Rail, page 52:
      A long-term aspiration is to quadruple the cross-country route between Peterborough and Werrington Junction, removing any conflict between trains on the Spalding and Leicester lines.

AntonymsEdit

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See alsoEdit

Coefficient Noun Result
1 single singlet
2 double doublet
twin
3 triple triplet
4 quadruple quadruplet
5 quintuple
pentuple
quintuplet
pentuplet
6 sextuple
hextuple
sextuplet
hextuplet
7 septuple
heptuple
septuplet
heptuplet
8 octuple octuplet
9 nonuple nonuplet
10 decuple decuplet
11 undecuple
hendecuple
undecuplet
hendecuplet
12 duodecuple duodecuplet
13 tredecuple tredecuplet
100 centuple centuplet
many multiple multiplet

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

French numbers (edit)
 ←  3 4 5  → 
    Cardinal: quatre
    Ordinal: quatrième
    Multiplier: quadruple
    Fractional: quart

quadruple (plural quadruples)

  1. quadruple
    Ils sont entrés dans l'histoire du patinage artistique en exécutant un quadruple salto, une première en couple.
    la Quadruple Alliancethe Quadruple Alliance
  2. (music) sixty-fourth note
    une quadruple crochea sixty-fourth note

NounEdit

quadruple m (plural quadruples)

  1. Something that is equal to four times something else.
    Je veux le quadruple de la prime normale.
  2. (Scrabble) A move whose score is multiplied by four.
    Ce tirage permettait permettait plusieurs quadruples.
    J'ai perdu une douzaine de points sur un difficile "mosaique" en quadruple.
  3. (Scrabble) The area on the board where such a move is possible.
    Le quadruple en colonne 5 reste ouvert avec la séquence "ena" ou "ene".

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

quadruple

  1. first-person singular present indicative of quadrupler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of quadrupler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of quadrupler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of quadrupler
  5. second-person singular imperative of quadrupler

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

quadruple f pl

  1. feminine plural of quadruplo

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

quadruple

  1. vocative masculine singular of quadruplus