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quad·rup·let

 (kwŏ-drŭp′lĭt, -dro͞o′plĭt, kwŏd′rə-plĭt)
n.
1. One of four offspring born in a single birth.
2. A group or combination of four associated by common properties or behavior.
3. Music A group of four notes having the time value of three notes of the same kind.

[From quadruple (modeled on triplet).]

quadruplet

(ˈkwɒdrʊplɪt; kwɒˈdruːplɪt)
n
1. one of four offspring born at one birth. Often shortened to: quad
2. a group or set of four similar things
3. (Music, other) music a group of four notes to be played in a time value of three

quad•ru•plet

(kwɒˈdrʌp lɪt, -ˈdru plɪt, ˈkwɒd rʊ plɪt)

n.
1. any group or combination of four.
2. quadruplets, four children or offspring born of one pregnancy.
3. one of four such children or offspring.
4. Music. a group of four notes of equal value performed in the time normally taken for three.
[1780–90; on the model of triplet]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quadruplet - the cardinal number that is the sum of three and onequadruplet - the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.quadruplet - one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
sib, sibling - a person's brother or sister
3.quadruplet - a set of four similar things considered as a unit
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
Translations
أرْبَعَة توائِم
čtyřče
firling
négyes ikrek
fjórburi
vienas iš ketvertuko
četrītis
štvorča
dördüzlerden her biri

quadruplet

[kwɒˈdruːplɪt] Ncuatrillizo/a m/f

quadruplet

[ˈkwɒdrʊplɪt kwɒˈdruːplɪt] nquadruplé(e) m/f

quadruplet

n (= child)Vierling m

quadruplet

[kwɒˈdruːplɪt] nuno/a di quattro gemelli

quadruplet

(kwoˈdruːplit) noun
(abbreviation quad (kwod) ) one of four children born at the same time to one mother.

quad·rup·let

a. cuádruple, cada uno de los cuatro hijos nacidos en un parto múltiple.

quadruplet

n cuatrillizo -za mf
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