quadruplet

[ kwo-druhp-lit, -droo-plit, kwod-roo-plit ]
/ kwɒˈdrʌp lɪt, -ˈdru plɪt, ˈkwɒd rʊ plɪt /

noun

any group or combination of four.
quadruplets, four children or offspring born of one pregnancy.
one of four such children or offspring.
Music. a group of four notes of equal value performed in the time normally taken for three.

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Origin of quadruplet

1780–90; quadruple + -et (modeled on triplet)
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  • But if, quite satisfied with your service, I propose to you five quadruplet instead of four, you would accept it without doubt.

British Dictionary definitions for quadruplet

quadruplet
/ (ˈkwɒdrʊplɪt, kwɒˈdruːplɪt) /

noun

one of four offspring born at one birthOften shortened to: quad
a group or set of four similar things
music a group of four notes to be played in a time value of three
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Medical definitions for quadruplet

quadruplet
[ kwŏ-drōōplĭt, -drŭplĭt, kwŏdrə-plĭt ]

n.

One of four offspring born in a single birth.
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