Quartet meaning

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Any group of four persons or things.
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A group of four.
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A four-bit byte. Also known as a nibble. Compare with quadbit. See also bit, byte, and nibble.
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(music) A music composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument.

A string quartet.

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(music) The set of four musicians who perform a piece of music together in four parts.

A quartet of violinists.

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A group of four.
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Origin of quartet

  • French quartette from Italian quartetto diminutive of quarto fourth from Latin quārtus quart

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian quartetto.

    From Wiktionary