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quadruplicate adj : having four units or components; "quadruple rhythm has four beats per measure"; "quadruplex wire" [syn: quadruple, quadruplex, fourfold] n : any four copies; any of four things that correspond to one another exactly; "it was signed in quadruplicate" v : reproduce fourfold; "quadruplicate the bill"

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(US) IPA: /ˌkwɑˈdruːplɪkət/


  1. having four parts
    • 1903: H.G. Wells, Mankind in the Making - The small schools might specialize upon the type locally most desirable, the larger might group its triplicate (or quadruplicate) system of sustained and serious courses about a common Library...
  1. four times over, multiplied by four
    • 1891: Rudyard Kipling, American Notes - ... Fortune, who delights in making the miner or the lumber-man a quadruplicate millionaire and in "busting" the railroad king.


  1. in quadruplicate: four times over, in four copies
    • c.1886: Rudyard Kipling, "The Lovers' Litany" - Four times Cupid's debtor I-- / Bankrupt in quadruplicate.


  1. To replicate four times

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