[kwo-droo-puh l, -druhp-uh l, kwod-roo-puh l] /kwɒˈdru pəl, -ˈdrʌp əl, ˈkwɒd rʊ pəl/
fourfold; consisting of four parts:
a quadruple alliance.
four times as great.
Music. having four beats to a measure.
a number, amount, etc., four times as great as another.
something, as a series of acrobatic somersaults, made up of four clearly defined parts or stages:
the first trapeze artist to perform a quadruple successfully.
verb (used with or without object), quadrupled, quadrupling.
to make or become four times as great:
To serve 24 people, quadruple the recipe. My savings quadrupled in 20 years.
to multiply by four or increase fourfold
four times as much or as many; fourfold
consisting of four parts
a quantity or number four times as great as another
late 14c., from Middle French quadrupler, from Late Latin quadruplare “make fourfold, multiply by four,” from Latin quadruplus (adj.) “quadruple, fourfold” (see quadruple (adj.)).
1550s, from Middle French quadruple (13c.), from Latin quadruplus “fourfold,” from quadri- “four” (see quadru-) + -plus “more” (see plus).
[kwod-roo-plis-i-tee] /ˌkwɒd rʊˈplɪs ɪ ti/ noun 1. the state or fact of being quadruple or fourfold. 2. Astrology. the division of the signs of the zodiac into three groups of four signs each, the cardinal signs, the fixed signs, and the mutable signs, with each sign separated from the next nearest within the group by […]
/ˈkwɒdrʊˌpəʊl/ noun 1. (physics) a set of four associated positive and negative electric charges or two associated magnetic dipoles
[kwodz] /kwɒdz/ plural noun, Informal. 1. quadriceps muscles. [kwod] /kwɒd/ noun, Informal. 1. a quadrangle, as on a college campus. [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), […]
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