quadraphonic
also quadriphonic adjective Etymology: irregular from quadri- + -phonic (as in stereophonic) Date: 1969 of, relating to, or using four channels for the transmission, recording, or reproduction of sound • quadraphonics or quadriphonics noun plural but singular in construction

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  • quadraphonic — (adj.) 1969, irregular formation from QUADRI (Cf. quadri ) four + phonic, from Gk. phone sound, voice (see FAME (Cf. fame)). The goal was to reproduce front to back sound distribution in addition to side to side stereo …   Etymology dictionary

  • quadraphonic — (also quadrophonic) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of sound reproduction) transmitted through four channels. DERIVATIVES quadraphony noun …   English terms dictionary

  • quadraphonic — ☆ quadraphonic [kwä΄drəsän′ikkwä΄drə fän′ik ] adj. [< L quadra (< quattuor,FOUR) + PHONIC] designating or of sound reproduction, as on records or tapes or in broadcasting, using four channels to carry and reproduce through separate speakers …   English World dictionary

  • quadraphonic — /kwod reuh fon ik/, adj. of, noting, or pertaining to the recording and reproduction of sound over four separate transmission or direct reproduction channels instead of the customary two of the stereo system: a quadraphonic recording. Also, four… …   Universalium

  • quadraphonic — quad|ra|phon|ic [ ,kwadrə fanık ] adjective a quadraphonic sound system divides music or other sound into four different parts and plays each part through a separate SPEAKER …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quadraphonic — UK [ˌkwɒdrəˈfɒnɪk] / US [ˌkwɑdrəˈfɑnɪk] adjective a quadraphonic sound system divides music or other sound into four different parts and plays each part through a separate speaker …   English dictionary

  • quadraphonic — adjective Employing four independent channels or speakers. Syn: quadrasonic …   Wiktionary

  • quadraphonic — quad|ra|phon|ic quadrophonic [ˌkwɔdrəˈfɔnık US ˌkwa:drəˈfa: ] adj using a system of sound recording, broadcasting etc in which sound comes from four different ↑speakers at the same time →↑mono, stereo ↑stereo …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quadraphonic — (also quadrophonic) adjective (of sound reproduction) transmitted through four channels. Derivatives quadraphonically adverb quadraphony drɒf(ə)ni noun Origin 1960s: from quadri + a shortened form of stereophonic …   English new terms dictionary

  • quadraphonic — quad·ra·phon·ic …   English syllables

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