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quadruplicate

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adjective qua·dru·pli·cate \kwä-ˈdrü-pli-kət\

Definition of quadruplicate

  1. 1 :  consisting of or existing in four corresponding or identical parts or examples <quadruplicate invoices>

  2. 2 :  being the fourth of four things exactly alike



Origin and Etymology of quadruplicate

Latin quadruplicatus, past participle of quadruplicare to quadruple, from quadruplic-, quadruplex fourfold, from quadri- + -plic-, -plex fold — more at -fold


First Known Use: 1656


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quadruplicate

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verb qua·dru·pli·cate \-plə-ˌkāt\

Definition of quadruplicate

quadruplicated

quadruplicating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make quadruple or fourfold

  3. 2 :  to prepare in quadruplicate

quadruplication

play \-ˌdrü-plə-ˈkā-shən\ noun


Circa 1661

First Known Use of quadruplicate

circa 1661


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quadruplicate

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noun qua·dru·pli·cate \kwä-ˈdrü-pli-kət\

Definition of quadruplicate

  1. 1 :  four copies all alike —used with in <typed in quadruplicate>

  2. 2 :  one of four things exactly alike; specifically :  one of four identical copies



1790

First Known Use of quadruplicate

1790


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