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quadruplicate Syllabification: quad·ru·pli·cate

Definition of quadruplicate in English:


Pronunciation: /kwäˈdro͞opləkət/
1Consisting of four parts or elements.
Example sentences
  • The mean of at least quadruplicate measurements was determined during a period of approximately 2 minutes at each position.
  • In general, CVs obtained for the quadruplicate within-well analyte measurements were 5-9% for the prepared controls.
  • Bacteria were surface plated in triplicate or quadruplicate on minimal lactose medium to select for Lac + revertants.
1.1Of which four copies are made.


Pronunciation: /kwäˈdro͞opləˌkāt/
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1Multiply (something) by four.
1.1 (usually as adjective quadruplicated) Make or provide in quadruplicate.


in quadruplicate
In four identical copies.
Example sentences
  • All experiments were performed in quadruplicate, using skin samples from four different pigs.
  • Yet more than 13 months after the fact, Adams repeated the lie; dishonesty in quadruplicate.
  • You fill in this form in quadruplicate, wait six months, and we'll consider restoring your lilywhite status to you.


Pronunciation: /kwəˌdro͞opləˈkāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • In such an argument there would always be matter for answers, rejoinders, replications, triplications, quadruplications, and that infinite web of disputes.


Mid 17th century: from Latin quadruplicat- 'quadrupled', from the verb quadruplicare, from quadruplex, quadruplic- 'fourfold', from quadru- 'four' + plicare 'to fold'.

Words that rhyme with quadruplicate

duplicate, quintuplicate • duplicate
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