noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Late Latin quaternitas, from Latin quaterni four each Date: 1529 a union of a group or set of four

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  • Quaternity — Qua*ter ni*ty, n. [LL. quaternitas, fr. L. quaterni four each: cf. F. quaternit[ e].] 1. The number four. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. The union of four in one, as of four persons; analogous to the theological term trinity. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • quaternity — /kweuh terr ni tee/, n., pl. quaternities. a group or set of four. [1520 30; < LL quaternitas, equiv. to L quatern(i) four each, four at a time + itas ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • quaternity — qua·ter·ni·ty …   English syllables

  • quaternity — qua•ter•ni•ty [[t]kwəˈtɜr nɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties cvb a group or set of four • Etymology: 1520–30; < LL quaternitās= L quatern(ī) four each …   From formal English to slang

  • quaternity — noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one • Syn: ↑four, ↑4, ↑IV, ↑tetrad, ↑quatern, ↑quaternion, ↑quaternary, ↑quartet, ↑quadruplet, ↑foursome, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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