Quadruple
Quadruple Quad"ru*ple, n. [Cf. F. quadruple, L. quadruplum.] four times the sum or number; a fourfold amount; as, to receive to quadruple of the amount in damages. [1913 Webster]

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  • quadruple — [ k(w)adrypl ] adj. • XIIIe; lat. quadruplus, var. impér. du class. quadruplex ♦ Qui est répété quatre fois, qui vaut quatre fois (la quantité désignée). « Une quadruple rangée de pavés superposés » (Hugo). Mus. Quadruple croche. ♢ N. m. Ce qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • quadruple — quad‧ru‧ple [ˈkwɒdrʊpl, kwɒˈdruː ǁ kwɑːˈdruː ] verb [intransitive, transitive] to increase or make something increase by four times: • Pre tax profits have more than quadrupled from £5 million to over £20 million. • OPEC quadrupled the price of… …   Financial and business terms

  • quadruple — Quadruple. s. m. Quatre fois autant. La peine du quadruple. payer le quadruple. condamner au quadruple. On appelle aussi, Quadruple, Une double pistole d Espagne ou d Italie. Un quadruple faux. un quadruple qui n est pas de poids …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Quadruple — Quad ru*ple, a. [L. quadruplus, from quattuor four: cf. F. quadruple. See {Quadrate}, and cf. {Double}.] Fourfold; as, to make quadruple restitution; a quadruple alliance. [1913 Webster] {Quadruple time} (Mus.), that in which each measure is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quadruple — Quadruple, quatre fois autant, Quadruplum, Quadruplex. Condamner à quatre fois autant, ou au quadruple, Dare iudicium in quadruplum. Payer le quadruple, Quadruplum in fiscum inferre. B. Plus grand du quadruple, ou quatre fois plus grand,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • quadruplé — quadruplé, ée (koua dru plé, plée) part. passé de quadrupler. Un nombre quadruplé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • quadruple — (v.) late 14c., from L. quadruplare make fourfold, from quadruplus (n.) quadruple, from quadri four (see QUADRI (Cf. quadri )) + plus fold …   Etymology dictionary

  • quadruple — ► ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of four parts or elements. 2) four times as much or as many. 3) (of time in music) having four beats in a bar. ► VERB ▪ increase or be increased fourfold. ► NOUN ▪ a quadruple number or amount …   English terms dictionary

  • quadruple — [kwä dro͞o′pəl, kwədro͞o′pəl; kwä′drə pəl] adj. [MFr < L quadruplus < quadru (see QUADRUPED) + plus, as in duplus: see DOUBLE] 1. consisting of or including four 2. four times as much or as many; fourfold 3. Music containing four beats to… …   English World dictionary

  • Quadruple — Quad ru*ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quadrupled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quadrupling}.] [L. quadruplare: cf. F. quadrupler.] To multiply by four; to increase fourfold; to double; to double twice. A. Smith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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