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sextuple

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sextuple having six units or components
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sextuple (Mus) Divisible by six; having six beats; as, sixtuple measure.
    • Sextuple Six times as much; sixfold.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sextuple Sixfold; six times as much.
    • sextuple To multiply by six.
    • n sextuple Same as sextuple press.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sextuple seks′tū-pl — sixfold:
    • v.t Sextuple to multiply by six
    • adj Sextuple seks′tū-pl (mus.) having six beats to the measure
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Formed (in imitation of quadruple,) fr. L. sextus, sixth: cf. F. sextuple,

Usage

In literature:

I did not know before, that a half-mile of sextuple railway-tracks could be made such an adornment.
"A Tramp Abroad, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I did not know before, that a half-mile of sextuple railway-tracks could be made such an adornment.
"A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I said then that many of us would see the population of Brooklyn quadrupled and sextupled.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
A double sextuple press has a limit of 144,000 twelve-page papers an hour.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
The number of cases of absence without leave, drunkenness, disorder, and disrespect to non-commissioned officers, etc., had sextupled.
"A Soldier's Trial" by Charles King
The value of product more than sextupled from 1880 to 1900.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
The sextuple point is the point of intersection of the curves of six univariant systems, viz.
"The Phase Rule and Its Applications" by Alexander Findlay
So signal was the growth that the revenue may be said to have sextupled in the 15 years ended 1909.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
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In news:

MySpace Marketing Gurus Sextuple Space.
Baldwin Township's population has sextupled in the last 40 years, with subdivisons springing out of farm fields.
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In science:

In all derivations, optimal types for sextuples (se, sa, sd, u, x, y) are obtained as solutions to maxmin problems.
Capacity and Random-Coding Exponents for Channel Coding with Side Information
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