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Quaternary

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun quaternary:

foursomequartet

Definition of the noun quaternary

What does quaternary mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • quaternary: quaternaries
  • Quaternary: -

  1. last 2 million years
  2. the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

Definition of the adjective quaternary

What does quaternary mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. consisting of or especially arranged in sets of four
  2. coming next after the third and just before the fifth in position or time or degree or magnitude
    • example: the quaternary period of geologic time extends from the end of the tertiary period to the present
    • synonyms of quaternary: 4th / fourth
    • similar: ordinal

Alternative definition of the adjective quaternary

adjective

  1. Of fourth rank or order.
  2. Of a mathematical expression containing e.g. x4.

Music

"Quaternary" is an EP by the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was released in 1994 on Elektra.

Miscellanea

Quaternary is a term used in organic chemistry to classify various types of compounds.

  • also known as Quartary

Phrases with Quaternary

  1. quaternary period
  2. Quaternary Ammonium
  3. Quaternary Industry
  4. quaternary ammonium compound

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Quaternary

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Prehistory (2012)

Volume 1: Africa by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember

Quaternary depositsareextensive. Theyconsist of numerous facies,varying from consolidated marinedunes alongthe Mediterranean coast tosome early Quaternary volcanic deposits in the Middle Atlasof Morocco. Inthe main, Quaternary ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change (2008)

by S. George Philander

Corfield Independent Scholar Quaternary era the QuateRnaRY ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Change (2001)

Environmental Change and Human Society

epoch or Holocene epoch during the Quaternary Period). Older units in pre- Cenozoic time are subdivided into periods and occupy much wider time slots based either on relative or absolute dating methods. Stratigraphy. Stratigraphic or time ...

Google previewDictionary of Artifacts (2008)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

Pleistocene: a geochronological division of geological time, an epoch of the Quaternary period following the Pliocene. During the Pleistocene, large areas of the northern hemisphere were covered with ice and there were successive glacial ...

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Small photo of Italy July 2017 - landscape on Mount Etna. The Etna (Mungibeddu or 'Muntagna in Sicilian) is a Sicilian volcanic complex originated in the Quaternary and represents the highest active earth volcanoSmall photo of Italy July 2017 - landscape on Mount Etna. The Etna (Mungibeddu or 'Muntagna in Sicilian) is a Sicilian volcanic complex originated in the Quaternary and represents the highest active earth volcanoSmall photo of Italy July 2017 - landscape on Mount Etna. The Etna (Mungibeddu or 'Muntagna in Sicilian) is a Sicilian volcanic complex originated in the Quaternary and represents the highest active earth volcanoSmall photo of Italy July 2017 - landscape on Mount Etna. The Etna (Mungibeddu or 'Muntagna in Sicilian) is a Sicilian volcanic complex originated in the Quaternary and represents the highest active earth volcanoSmall photo of Italy July 2017 - landscape on Mount Etna. The Etna (Mungibeddu or 'Muntagna in Sicilian) is a Sicilian volcanic complex originated in the Quaternary and represents the highest active earth volcanoSmall photo of piece of cake (several layers) sweet dessert. quaternary of jelly cake (soufflé)Small photo of piece of cake (several layers) sweet dessert. quaternary of jelly cake (soufflé) More...

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Scrabble value of Q10U1A1T1E1R1N1A1R1Y4

The value of this 10-letter word is 22 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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