quadraphony

quadraphony

[kwo-draf-uh-nee]
noun
high-fidelity sound reproduction involving signals transmitted through four different channels.
Also called quadraphonics [kwod-ruh-fon-iks] , quadriphonics, quadrasonics [kwod-ruh-son-iks] , quadrisonics.


Origin:
1965–70; quadra-, variant of quadri- + -phony

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quadraphonics or quadrophonics (ˌkwɒdrəˈfɒnɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) a system of sound recording and reproduction that uses four independent loudspeakers to give directional sources of sound. The speakers are fed by four separate amplified signals
 
quadrophonics or quadrophonics
 
n
 
quadra'phonic or quadrophonics
 
adj
 
quadro'phonic or quadrophonics
 
adj
 
quadraphony or quadrophonics
 
n
 
quadrophony or quadrophonics
 
n

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