decuple(redirected from decupling)
1. Consisting of ten parts or members.
2. Ten times as much in size, strength, number, or amount.
A tenfold amount or number.
intr. & tr.v. dec·u·pled, dec·u·pling, dec·u·ples
To multiply or be multiplied by ten.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin decuplus : Latin decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots + Latin -plus, -fold; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Mathematics) (tr) to increase by ten times
(Mathematics) an amount ten times as large as a given reference
(Mathematics) increasing tenfold
[C15: from Old French, from Late Latin decuplus tenfold, from Latin decem ten]
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dec•u•ple(ˈdɛk yʊ pəl)
1. ten times as great.v.t.
2. to increase tenfold.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin decuplus tenfold =dec(em) ten + -uplus, as in quadruplus quadruple]
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Past participle: decupled
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