Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Six times as many or as much.
  • transitive v. To make six times as great; multiply by six.
  • transitive v. To make six copies of.
  • n. One of six similar things.
  • n. A set of six identical copies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Six times the number, volume, length, et cetera (of something else).
  • adj. Comprising six identical parts.
  • n. A series, set, collection, or group of six identical copies of something.
  • v. To make six copies of.

Etymologies

sextu(ple) + (du)plicate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sextuplicātus, past participle form of sextuplicāre ("to sextuple"), from sextuplus ("sixfold"), from sextus ("sixth") (from sex ("six")) + -plus ("-fold") (from plicare ("to fold")). (Wiktionary)

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