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    two\dual four\?

    Hi all,

    If something consists of two parts, we can say that it has dual nature. Adjective in this case is dual. What is the adjective for something that consists of four parts?

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    Dome

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    Re: two\dual four\?

    You can say that something has a fourfold nature.

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    Re: two\dual four\?

    Quadruple, or "quad" for short.

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    Thanks guys

    I'm satisfied with the word 'quad'

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    Re: two\dual four\?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dome313 View Post
    Thanks guys

    I'm satisfied with the word 'quad'
    I'm not.

    I'd use quadruple every time.

    Rover

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    Re: two\dual four\?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd use quadruple every time.
    Do you mean that you wouldn't use "fourfold" either?

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    Re: two\dual four\?

    I want to quibble with the use of the word "nature" to describe something that has two parts. I know that wasn't the point of the question, but something that has a dual nature can be seen or used by people in two different ways or acts on other things two different ways. Simply having two parts doesn't give something dual nature.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: two\dual four\?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Do you mean that you wouldn't use "fourfold" either?
    I might, depending on the context.

    I just meant that I prefer quadruple to quad.

    Rover

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    Re: two\dual four\?

    I agree that "quad" isn't for formal use.

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