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 History of this Word

"quad" is from "quattuor" (four) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
quadruple
quadrant

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"quad-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "four" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

quad- illustration Parents of quadruplets experience a unique set of challenges and issues.
quad- illustration A lot of effects from gravity can be reduced if the creature is a quadraped, it's center of gravity would be close to the ground.