HyperDic: quaternary

English > 4 senses of the word quaternary / Quaternary:
ADJECTIVEallquaternary, quaternateconsisting of or especially arranged in sets of four
allquaternary, fourth, 4thcoming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude / magnitude
NOUNtimeQuaternary, Quaternary period, Age of Manlast 2 million years
quantityquaternary, four, 4, IV, tetrad, quatern, quaternion, quaternity, quartet, quadruplet, foursome, Little Joethe cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
quaternary / Quaternary > pronunciation
Soundskwaa'terneh.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > quaternary: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningConsisting of or especially arranged in sets of four.
Example "a quaternary compound"
Synonymquaternate
BroadermultipleHaving or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
English > quaternary: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningComing next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude / magnitude.
Example"the quaternary period of geologic time extends from the end of the tertiary period to the present"
Synonymsfourth, 4th
BroaderordinalBeing or denoting a numerical order in a series
Spanishcuarto
Catalanquart
English > Quaternary: 4 senses > noun 1, time
Meaninglast 2 million years.
SynonymsQuaternary period, Age of Man
Instance ofperiod, geological periodA unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
Part ofCenozoic, Cenozoic era, Age of Mammalsapproximately the last 63 million years
PartsHolocene, Holocene epoch, Recent, Recent epochapproximately the last 10,000 years
Pleistocene, Pleistocene epoch, Glacial epochFrom two million to 11 thousand years ago
Spanishcuaternario, Cuaternario, Era Cuaternaria
Catalanquaternari
English > quaternary: 4 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningThe cardinal number that is the sum of three and one.
Synonymsfour, 4, IV, tetrad, quatern, quaternion, quaternity, quartet, quadruplet, foursome, Little Joe
Broaderdigit, figureOne of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
Spanish4, cinco, cuarteto, cuaternión, cuatro
Catalan4, quartet, quaternari, quaternió, quatern, quatre

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