[noun, adjective kwo-droo-pli-kit; verb kwo-droo-pli-keyt]
- one of four copies or identical items, especially copies of typewritten material.
- consisting of four identical parts.
- pertaining to a fourth item or copy of something.
- to produce or copy in quadruplicate.
- to make four times as great.
- in quadruplicate, in four identical copies.
Origin of quadruplicate
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- fourfold or quadruple
- to multiply or be multiplied by four
- a group or set of four things
Word Origin for quadruplicate
C17: from Latin quadruplicāre to increase fourfold
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1570s, from Latin quadruplicationem (nominative quadruplicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of quadruplicare (see quadruplicate (v.)).
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