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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj quadripartite involving four parties
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Quadripartite Divided into four parts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • quadripartite Divided into four parts; specifically, in botany and zoology, parted into four; divided to the base or entirely into four parts; in architecture, divided, as a vault, by the system of construction employed, into four compartments. Such a vault is the cardinal type of medieval Pointed vaulting.
    • n quadripartite A book or treatise divided into four parts or treatises; a tetrabiblion: as, the last two books of Ptolemy's Quadripartite; the quadripartite (four Gospels) of the New Testament.
    • quadripartite In law, having four parts, or parties: as, a quadripartite government; a quadripartite agreement, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Quadripartite kwod-ri-par′tīt divided into four parts: :
    • n Quadripartite a treatise divided into four parts
    • adj Quadripartite kwod-ri-par′tīt (bot.) deeply cleft into four parts, as a leaf
    • adj Quadripartite kwod-ri-par′tīt (archit.) divided, as a vault, into four compartments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. quadripartitus, p. p. of quadripartire, to divide into four parts; quattuor, four + partire, to divide: cf. F. quadripartite,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—quatuor, four, partīre, -ītum, to divide.


In literature:

Associated Words: quadrisection quadripartite, quadripartition, quadruplication, quarter, quadruply, quadruple.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
It is 184 feet long, and 57 feet wide, divided into two by six piers, on which rest simple quadripartite vaults.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
The vaults were domically quadripartite, springing from pilasters which rested on the caps.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Thus the quadripartite alliance was born, composed of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Plain pointed quadripartite VAULTING not unfrequently covers the side-aisles, and sometimes the centre-aisle.
"The Seven Periods of English Architecture" by Edmund Sharpe

In science:

Szemer´edi, Quadripartite version of the Ha jnal-Szemer´edi theorem, Disc.
A Geometric Theory for Hypergraph Matching
We have run our simulation by using a locally rotated initial mechanical state and finding that for no value of ϑi the entanglement in the output quadripartite optomechanical state disappears.
Activating optomechanical entanglement