quadruplet
noun Date: 1709 1. a combination of four of a kind 2. one of four offspring born at one birth 3. a group of four musical notes to be performed in the time ordinarily given to three of the same kind

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  • quadruplet — ● quadruplet nom masculin En algèbre, ensemble de quatre éléments pris dans un ordre déterminé. quadruplet [kwadʀyplɛ; kadʀyplɛ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1903; de quadruple. → Triplet. ❖ 1 Sc. Ensemble de quatre éléments. || « La réfraction double dans un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Quadruplet — Quad ru*plet, n. [From {Quadruple}.] 1. A collection or combination of four of a kind. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. pl. Four children born in the same labor. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. A cycle for carrying four riders, so arranged that all the riders… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quadruplet — (n.) one of four children at a single birth, 1787; see QUADRUPLE (Cf. quadruple). Related: Quadruplets. Musical sense is from 1873 …   Etymology dictionary

  • quadruplet — ► NOUN ▪ each of four children born at one birth …   English terms dictionary

  • quadruplet — [kwä dro͞o′plit, kwädrup′lit; kwədro͞o′plit, kwədrup′lit; kwä′drə plit] n. [dim. of QUADRUPLE] 1. any of four offspring from the same pregnancy 2. a collection or group of four, usually of one kind …   English World dictionary

  • quadruplet — UK [ˈkwɒdrʊplət] / UK [kwɒˈdruːplət] / US [ˈkwɑdrʊplət] noun [countable] Word forms quadruplet : singular quadruplet plural quadruplets a baby who is born at the same time as three other babies to the same mother …   English dictionary

  • quadruplet — kvadrupletas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. quadruplet vok. Quadruplett, n rus. квадруплет, m pranc. quadruplet, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • quadruplet — kvadrupletas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Aktyvusis katalizatoriaus centras, susidedantis iš keturių atomų. atitikmenys: angl. quadruplet rus. квадруплет …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • quadruplet — kvadrupletas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Spektro juosta, suskilusi į keturias artimas smailes ar linijas. atitikmenys: angl. quadruplet rus. квадруплет …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • quadruplet — /kwo drup lit, drooh plit, kwod roo plit/, 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… …   Universalium

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