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  • adj. Ninefold.
  • n. The product of multiplying a given number by nine.
  • n. A throw in which all of nine dice show the same value (an event whose probability of occurring is 1,679,616 to 1).
  • v. Make nine times greater; multiply by nine.

Etymologies

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First attested in adjectival use in 1557, in nominal use in 1636, and in verbal use in 1674; from the post-Classical Latin noncuplus ("nine times larger than"), from the Classical Latin nōnus ("ninth") + -cuplus; compare nonuple.

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