[ noun, adjective kwo-droo-pli-kit; verb kwo-droo-pli-keyt ]
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  1. one of four copies or identical items, especially copies of typewritten material.

  1. consisting of four identical parts.

  2. pertaining to a fourth item or copy of something.

verb (used with object),quad·ru·pli·cat·ed, quad·ru·pli·cat·ing.
  1. to produce or copy in quadruplicate.

  2. to make four times as great.

Idioms about quadruplicate

  1. in quadruplicate, in four identical copies.

Origin of quadruplicate

1650–60; <Latin quadruplicātus (past participle of quadruplicāre), equivalent to quadruplic- (stem of quadruplexquadruplex) + -ātus-ate1

Other words from quadruplicate

  • quad·ru·pli·ca·tion, quad·ru·pli·ca·ture [kwo-droo-pli-kuh-cher], /kwɒˈdru plɪ kə tʃər/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for quadruplicate


adjective(kwɒˈdruːplɪkɪt, -ˌkeɪt)
  1. fourfold or quadruple

  1. to multiply or be multiplied by four

noun(kwɒˈdruːplɪkɪt, -ˌkeɪt)
  1. a group or set of four things

Origin of quadruplicate

C17: from Latin quadruplicāre to increase fourfold

Derived forms of quadruplicate

  • quadruplication, noun

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