variant of .

word-forming element meaning “four, having four, consisting of four,” variant of quadri-, especially before -p-, from an older form of the element, which perhaps was influenced later by tri-.


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    [kwo-droo-muh-nuh s] /kwɒˈdru mə nəs/ adjective 1. four-handed; having all four feet adapted for use as hands, as monkeys. /kwɒˈdruːmənəs/ adjective 1. (of monkeys and apes) having all four feet specialized for use as hands quadrumanous (kwŏ-dr’mə-nəs) Having four feet and using all four feet as hands, as primates other than humans do. The big […]

  • Quadrumane

    [kwod-roo-meyn] /ˈkwɒd rʊˌmeɪn/ noun 1. a quadrumanous animal, as a monkey.

  • Quadding

    [kwod] /kwɒd/ Printing. noun 1. Also called quadrat. a piece of type metal of less height than the lettered types, serving to cause a blank in printed matter, used for spacing. verb (used with object), quadded, quadding. 2. to space out (matter) by means of quads. /kwɒd/ noun 1. short for quadrangle (sense 2) /kwɒd/ […]

  • Quadrumvir

    [kwo-druhm-ver] /kwɒˈdrʌm vər/ noun 1. a member of a quadrumvirate.

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