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quadruplex

[ kwod-roo-pleks, kwo-droo-pleks ]

adjective

  1. fourfold; quadruple.
  2. noting or pertaining to a system of telegraphy by which four messages may be transmitted simultaneously over one wire or communications channel.


quadruplex

/ ˈkwɒdrʊˌplɛks; kwɒˈdruːplɛks; ˌkwɒdrʊˈplɪsɪtɪ /

adjective

  1. consisting of four parts; fourfold
  2. denoting a type of television video tape recorder having four transversely rotating heads


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Derived Forms

  • quadruplicity, noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of quadruplex1

From Latin, dating back to 1870–75; quadru-, -plex

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Word History and Origins

Origin of quadruplex1

C19: from Latin, from quadru- (see quadri- ) + -plex -fold

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Example Sentences

At this juncture other schemes were fermenting in his brain; but the quadruplex engrossed him.

The quadruplex has not as a rule the same working efficiency that four separate wires have.

I had paid for all the experiments on the quadruplex and exhausted the money, and I was again in straits.

For his quadruplex system, Mr. Edison utilized this fact in the construction of a rheostat or resistance box.

Among them was one which was issued some years afterward as Patent No. 480,567, covering his well-known quadruplex.

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