[ kwo-druhp-lit, -droo-plit, kwod-roo-plit ]
/ kwɒˈdrʌp lɪt, -ˈdru plɪt, ˈkwɒd rʊ plɪt /
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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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But if, quite satisfied with your service, I propose to you five quadruplet instead of four, you would accept it without doubt.The Guide of the Desert|Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for quadruplet
/ (ˈkwɒdrʊplɪt, kwɒˈdruːplɪt) /
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
[ kwŏ-drōō′plĭt, -drŭp′lĭt, kwŏd′rə-plĭt ]
One of four offspring born in a single birth.
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