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multiplicative numbers

Postby googl » Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:39 am

Dear Alan,

single, double, triple, quadruple, quintuple, sextuple. What's next? (aside form words ending in -fold and multiple?)

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Postby Alan » Thu Oct 07, 2004 11:27 am

I have come across 'septuple' (x seven) and 'octuple' (x eight) but one never hears forms going beyond that (and even they are extremely rare!)

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