One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Consisting of four parts.‘a simple quadripartite vault’
- ‘The lower level of this structure consists of a triple-bay porch, with quadripartite groin vaults springing from a series of broad, round arches.’
- ‘Knowledge of the reasoning behind the exhibition, however, sheds light on far more than its title and quadripartite structure.’
- ‘One side effect of the New Order was the ending of a quadripartite agreement between East African Airways, BOAC, Central African Airways and South Africa Airways.’
- ‘The program publishes quadripartite standardization agreements and other guides to enhance coalition operations.’
- ‘Lastly, the so-called quadripartite agreement secured the status of West Berlin.’
- ‘In 1948, however, the Soviets refused to participate any longer in the quadripartite administration of Germany.’
- ‘They were oases, an escape from the weather: walled, shaded, quadripartite, which is to say divided into four and, above all, watery.’
- ‘The accord is referred to as the quadripartite agreement, because it was signed by Brazil, Argentina, the IAEA, and the ABACC.’
- ‘Individual Maya buildings and shrines often had quadripartite floor plans.’
- 1.1 Shared by or involving four parties.‘a quadripartite conference’
Late Middle English: from Latin quadripartitus, from quadri- ‘four’ + partitus ‘divided’.
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