quadruplicate[kwä dro̵̅o̅′pli kāt′; for adj. & n., -kit, -kāt′]
transitive verbquadruplicated, quadruplicating
Origin of quadruplicate; from Classical Latin quadruplicatus, past participle of quadruplicare, to quadruple ; from quadruplex: see quadruplex
- designating the fourth of identical copies
- Math. raised to the fourth power
- Multiplied by four; quadruple.
- Fourth in a group of four identical things.
tr. & intr.v.quad·ru·pli·cat·ed, quad·ru·pli·cat·ing, quad·ru·pli·cates
Origin of quadruplicateLatin quadruplicātus, past participle of quadruplicāre, to multiply by four, from quadruplex, fourfold : quadru-, quadri-, quadri- + -plex, -fold; see duplex.
- having four parts
- 1903: H.G. Wells, Mankind in the Making – The small schools might specialize upon the type locally most desirable, the larger might group its triplicate (quadruplicate) system of sustained and serious courses about a common Library...
(third-person singular simple present quadruplicates, present participle quadruplicating, simple past and past participle quadruplicated)