Definition of quad in English:

quad

Syllabification: quad
Pronunciation: /kwäd
 
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noun

1Short for:
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  • At the U, they make their way past the police lines towards some shrubbery on the quad.
  • She will also represent her country in the quad.
  • You have to look for ways to minimize hip action in order to focus completely on your quads.
1.1A quadrangle.
1.2A quadruplet (child).
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  • You'll see what it's like in one household dealing with quads plus two older children.
  • This lady needs a few of these new medals that are coming out for having two sets of quads.
  • The return yesterday of the Murphy quads to the place of their birth was a momentous occasion.
1.3A quadriceps.
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  • It does a great job working your lower body, hitting the quads, glutes, abductors and adductors.
  • As you depress the pedals, you use your quads and hip flexors along with your calf muscles.
  • We recommend a stance with your heels close together to better target your outer quads.
1.4A quad bike.
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  • He scoots me out the door and onto the vacant high-speed quad.
  • Everyone is looking forward to the high-speed quad, though the resort has made no promises.
  • We could not stop him riding his quad and we didn't want to.
1.5Quadraphonic sound.
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  • This means that a quadraphony transmission must be capable of reproduction through a stereo or monaural receiver.
1.6A quadriplegic.
2(In telephony) a group of four insulated conductors twisted together, usually forming two circuits.
[abbreviation of quadruplex, a telegraphic device invented by Thomas Edison, by means of which four messages could be sent simultaneously over one wire]
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  • These units can contain one, two or eight LEDs, the duals and quads available in tower versions only.
3A radio antenna in the form of a square or rectangle broken in the middle of one side.
[abbreviation of quadrilateral]
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  • The monthly electric bill to run a high-speed quad can hit $14,000.
4A traditional roller skate.
[quad, with reference to the four wheels]
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  • I have been skating on Ice, roller, quads, blades for over 20 years.
  • Even then, quads aren't as fast as low cut inline speed skates.
  • I'm sure the people kept wondering, ‘Why struggle with those blades when the quads are so much better?’
5 Printing A small metal block in various sizes, lower than type height, used in letterpress printing for filling up short lines.
[abbreviation of the late 17th-century printing term quadrat]

adjective

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1Short for:
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  • An embodiment of the invention in a quad flat no-lead package is described.
  • No L2 cache exists to supply an L1 cache miss from its quad group.
  • The CSI package is a huge disappointment as once inside the box you'll find nothing except for a quad jewel case.
1.1Quadruple.
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  • Last year I landed my first quad toe loop.
  • Kurt Browning had a quad toe loop when he turned pro.
  • When I was 19 or 20, I learned the quad toe loop.
1.2Quadrophonic.
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  • An electromagnetic sound pickup for use in the production of quadrophonic sound recordings and the like includes at least two scanning devices.
  • Has there ever been released any LP in the soundformat quadrophonic?

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