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There are 9 meanings of the word Quaternary.

How to pronounce quaternary:


Quaternary - as a noun

The cardinal number that is the sum of three and one

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
4four7foursome13ivlittle joequadruplet22quartet16quaternquaternion19quaternity22tetrad7

The period of the last 2 million years

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
age of manquaternary period

Quaternary - as an adjective satellite

Consisting of or especially arranged in sets of four

Example: "Quaternate leaves"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

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 (Exact Relations)

Quaternary - as an adjective

Of fourth rank or order

Example: "The quaternary stress in a pronounced word"

Of a mathematical expression containing e.g. x4

Relating to or in number base four

Quaternary ammonium

Composed of four elements

Example Sentences

"The study of quaternary geology focuses on the processes that shaped the Earth during the past 2.6 million years."
"Scientists use various dating techniques to determine the age of quaternary deposits."
"The quaternary period is characterized by dramatic climate changes and the evolution of early humans."
"Lake sediments often provide important records of quaternary environmental changes."
"Many researchers analyze pollen samples to reconstruct quaternary vegetation patterns."
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Word Game Points

Is QUATERNARY a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, quaternary is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

QUATERNARY has a SCRABBLE points total of 22.

Is QUATERNARY a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, quaternary is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
QUATERNARY has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 23.

Is QUATERNARY a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, quaternary is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
QUATERNARY has a WORDFEUD points total of 23.

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