quadruplicate

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

Definition of quadruplicate 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

2 : being the fourth of four things exactly alike

quadruplicate

verb
qua·​dru·​pli·​cate | \kwä-ˈdrü-plə-ˌkāt \
quadruplicated; quadruplicating

Definition of quadruplicate (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to make quadruple or fourfold

2 : to prepare in quadruplicate

quadruplicate

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

Definition of quadruplicate (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : four copies all alike used with in typed in quadruplicate

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

Other Words from quadruplicate

Verb

quadruplication \ kwä-​ˌdrü-​plə-​ˈkā-​shən \ noun

First Known Use of quadruplicate

Adjective

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quadruplicate

Adjective

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

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