quadruplicity
noun see quadruple III

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • quadruplicity — /kwod roo plis i tee/, n. 1. the state or fact of being quadruple or fourfold. 2. Astrol. the division of the signs of the zodiac into three groups of four signs each, the cardinal signs, the fixed signs, and the mutable signs, with each sign… …   Universalium

  • quadruplicity — quad·ru·plic·i·ty …   English syllables

  • quadruplicity — n. the state of being fourfold. Etymology: L quadruplex plicis (see QUADRUPLICATE), after duplicity …   Useful english dictionary

  • Colorless green ideas sleep furiously — Approximate X Bar representation of Colorless green ideas sleep furiously. See phrase structure rules. Colorless green ideas sleep furiously is a sentence composed by Noam Chomsky in his 1957 Syntactic Structures as an example of a sentence that… …   Wikipedia

  • quadruple — I. verb (quadrupled; quadrupling) Etymology: Middle English (Scots), from Latin quadruplare, from quadruplus Date: 14th century transitive verb to make four times as great or as many intransitive verb to become four times as great or as numerous… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cardinal sign — Astrol. any of the four astrological signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, that begin at the equinoxes and solstices, thus marking the beginning of the seasons: characterized by the attribute of strong initiative. Cf. quadruplicity. [1350… …   Universalium

  • fixed sign — Astrol. any of the four astrological signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius, that are grouped together because of their placement midway between solstices and equinoxes and characterized by identification of those born under the sign with the… …   Universalium

  • mutable sign — any of the four astrological signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, or Pisces, that are grouped together because of their placement at the end of the seasons and characterized by the attribute of adaptability to circumstances. Cf. quadruplicity. * *… …   Universalium

  • quadruplicate — adjective kwɒ dru:plɪkət 1》 consisting of four parts or elements. 2》 of which four copies are made. verb kwɒ dru:plɪkeɪt 1》 multiply by four. 2》 [usu. as adjective quadruplicated] make or provide four copies of. Derivatives quadruplication noun… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cardinal sign — noun Etymology: cardinal (I) : one of the four zodiacal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn corresponding to cardinal points of the ecliptic * * * Astrol. any of the four astrological signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, that begin at …   Useful english dictionary

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