quadri-

quadri-

a combining form meaning “four,” used in the formation of compound words: quadrilateral.
Also, quadra-, quadru-; especially before a vowel, quadr-.


Origin:
< Latin; akin to quattuor four

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quadri- or (before a vowel) quadr-
 
combining form
four: quadrilateral; quadrilingual; quadrisyllabic
 
[from Latin; compare quattuor four]
 
quadr- or (before a vowel) quadr-
 
combining form
 
[from Latin; compare quattuor four]

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quadri- or quadr-
pref.

  1. Four: quadriplegia.

  2. Square: quadrate.

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