Definition of quadruplicate in English:

quadruplicate

adjective

Pronunciation /kwɒˈdruːplɪkət/
  • 1Consisting of four parts or elements.

    • ‘In general, CVs obtained for the quadruplicate within-well analyte measurements were 5-9% for the prepared controls.’
    • ‘The mean of at least quadruplicate measurements was determined during a period of approximately 2 minutes at each position.’
    • ‘Bacteria were surface plated in triplicate or quadruplicate on minimal lactose medium to select for Lac + revertants.’
    1. 1.1 Of which four copies are made.

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
Pronunciation /kwɒˈdruːplɪkeɪt/
  • 1Multiply (something) by four.

    1. 1.1usually as adjective quadruplicated Make or provide in quadruplicate.

Phrases

  • in quadruplicate

    • In four identical copies.

      • ‘All samples were measured in quadruplicate using a microtiter plate spectrophotometer at an outside diameter of 490 nm.’
      • ‘For each treatment, platings were performed in quadruplicate, and the average number of survivors was calculated.’
      • ‘All platings were performed in quadruplicate, and the mean number of survivors and 5 - FOA-resistant colonies determined.’
      • ‘All experiments were performed in quadruplicate, using skin samples from four different pigs.’
      • ‘Filter lifts using Duralose membranes were performed in quadruplicate.’
      • ‘Yet more than 13 months after the fact, Adams repeated the lie; dishonesty in quadruplicate.’
      • ‘The main motions must be prepared in quadruplicate so that the President, Secretary, executive assistant, and author of the motion have copies.’
      • ‘You fill in this form in quadruplicate, wait six months, and we'll consider restoring your lilywhite status to you.’
      • ‘Small samples were taken from the mixture, and living and dead cells were scored in quadruplicate using trypan-blue staining.’
      • ‘Main motions must be prepared in quadruplicate so the President, Secretary, executive assistant, and author of the motion have copies.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin quadruplicat- ‘quadrupled’, from the verb quadruplicare, from quadruplex, quadruplic- ‘fourfold’, from quadru- ‘four’ + plicare ‘to fold’.

Pronunciation

quadruplicate

Adjective/kwɒˈdruːplɪkət/

quadruplicate

Verb/kwɒˈdruːplɪkeɪt/