Origin of quadra
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WORDS THAT USE QUADRA-
What does quadra- mean?
Quadra- comes from the Latin quattuor, meaning “four.” The Greek equivalent is tetra-, which also appears as tetr-, as in tetrahedron. Want to know more? Check out our Words That Use entries for tetr- and tetra-.
What are variants of quadra-?
Examples of quadra-
One example of a technical term that features the combining form quadra- is quadraphony, “high-fidelity sound reproduction involving signals transmitted through four different channels.”
The first portion of the word, quadra-, means “four,” while -phony means “indicating a specified type of sound,” from Greek -phōnia. Quadraphony literally translates to “four sounds.”
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How to use quadra in a sentence
Don Quadra then suggested that letters be sent to Spain and England for more specific instructions.Vikings of the Pacific|Agnes C. Laut
Before reaching the northern extremity of this long arm of the sea, he met two small Spanish vessels under the command of Quadra.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
That if your motive prove to be such as de Quadra and others allege, they will be in danger of believing.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series|Rafael Sabatini
It is purely an Alaskan tree, and even north of Quadra Inlet it is found in its densest growth.Along Alaska's Great River|Frederick Schwatka
Having got everything ready for Sea, on the 18th we sail'd out of Port Quadra.