Definition of quintuplicate in English:

quintuplicate

adjective

  • 1Fivefold.

    1. 1.1 Of which five copies are made.

verb

[with object]
  • Multiply by five.

Phrases

  • in quintuplicate

    • 1In five identical copies.

      ‘controllers determined that the slightest passing thought should be circulated in quintuplicate’
      • ‘In the past, it has always been making copies in quintuplicate, and entrusting them to the courier gods.’
      1. 1.1In groups of five.
        ‘assays were performed in quintuplicate’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from quintuple, on the pattern of words such as quadruplicate.

Pronunciation

quintuplicate

/kwɪnˈtjuːplɪkət/