Definitions

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

  • adj. Consisting of seven parts or members.
  • adj. Seven times as much in size, strength, number, or amount.
  • n. A sevenfold amount or number.
  • transitive v. To multiply or be multiplied by seven.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Seven times as much.
  • v. To multiply something by seven.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Seven times as much; multiplied by seven; sevenfold.
  • transitive v. To multiply by seven; to make sevenfold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sevenfold; seven times as much.
  • To multiply by seven; increase sevenfold.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having seven units or components

Etymologies

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

Late Latin septuplus, sevenfold : Latin septem, seven; see septm̥ in Indo-European roots + -plus, -fold; see pel-2 in Indo-European roots.

Examples

  • The name septuple, sometimes applied to this system, refers to the fact that the number of trees in each group-unit is seven.

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  • Searle and Vanderveken suggest, in light of these seven characteristics, that each illocutionary force may be defined as a septuple of values, each of which is a “setting” of a value within one of the seven characteristics.

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  • Oh, aye, it's going to get septuple BUTT ugly once the pardon pen can no longer protect anyone.

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  • Searle and Vanderveken go on to define illocutionary force in terms of seven features, claiming that every possible illocutionary force may be identified with a septuple of such values.

    Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla

  • F2 are identical just in case they correspond to the same septuple.

    Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla

  • To explicate this relation, Searle and Vanderveken define weak illocutionary commitment: S1 weakly illocutionarily implies S2 iff every performance of S1 commits an agent to meeting the conditions laid down in the septuple identical to S2 (1985, p. 24).

    Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla

  • Come by at 1 PM if you want to hang out with a septuple-PhD.

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  • (Im so alone pity me Im a septuple minority waaaaah) 3.

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  • I can't believe I let myself buy into it for so long, but then again, I was living in the East Village paying double the rent I had in Los Angeles (and septuple what I'd paid in Chapel Hill) and I had a good health plan.

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  • Pinehurst, N.C., only to shoot a septuple-bogey 11 on the eighth hole in the final round.

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