AskDefine | Define quadruple

Dictionary Definition

quadruple adj
1 having four units or components; "quadruple rhythm has four beats per measure"; "quadruplex wire" [syn: quadruplicate, quadruplex, fourfold]
2 four times as great or many; "a fourfold increase in the dosage" [syn: fourfold] n : a quantity that is four times as great as another v : increase fourfold; "His stock earning quadrupled"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Being four times as long, as big or as many of something.
    He's quite an athlete and can do quadruple jumps with ease.



  1. To multiply something by four times.
    Our profits quadrupled when we made the improvements.




  1. Which is repeated four times.
    Ils sont entrés dans l'histoire du patinage artistique en exécutant un quadruple salto, une première en couple.
  2. Which is equal to four times, or the fourth power of another value.
    En musique, une quadruple croche est égale au huitième (½4) d'une noire.
    La Quadruple-Alliance de 1834 était une alliance offensive et défensive formée entre le Royaume-Uni, la France, la Belgique et l'Espagne.


fr-noun m
  1. Something that is equal to four times something else.
    Je veux le quadruple de la prime normale.
  2. In the context of "Scrabble": A move whose score is multiplied by four.
    Ce tirage permettait permettait plusieurs quadruples.
    J'ai perdu une douzaine de points sur un difficile "mosaique" en quadruple.
  3. In the context of "Scrabble": The area on the board where such a move is possible.
    Le quadruple en colonne 5 reste ouvert avec la séquence "ena" ou "ene".

Related terms





  1. Feminine plural form of quadruplo

Extensive Definition

In mathematics, a quadruple or quadruplet is an n-tuple with n being 4. This means it depicts four elements, with the order of the elements carrying meaning. This differs from a set, where the order of the elements is meaningless and where no element could exist more than once. Derived from this abstract meaning, it is used in several other contexts including:
quadruple in Esperanto: Vikipedio:Projekto matematiko/Kvaropo
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