# quadral

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## English[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

From New Latin *quadralis*, from *quadru-* (“four-”) + *-alis*

### Pronunciation[edit]

### Noun[edit]

**quadral** (*countable and uncountable*, *plural* **quadrals**)

- (grammar) A grammatical number referring to four (or more) things.
**2000**, Greville G. Corbett,*Number*, page 30:- These are the three best claims for
**quadrals**. There are several false trails in the literature, that is, suggestions of other Austronesian languages with**quadrals**, which turn out in fact to have four number values not five.

- These are the three best claims for
**2008**, Martin Haspelmath,*Language typology and language universals: an international handbook*, volume 1, page 819:- There is a question as to whether there are also languages with
**quadrals**(for reference to four entities). However, having raised the issue of paucals, we shall first continue the analysis of these, and only then return to the question […]

- There is a question as to whether there are also languages with
**2009**, Michael Cysouw,*The Paradigmatic Structure of Person Marking*, page 203:- Another point is that, judging from the existing descriptions, true trials are extremely rare and true
**quadrals**do not exist.

- Another point is that, judging from the existing descriptions, true trials are extremely rare and true

- (mathematics) A set of points with all the combinatorial properties of a quadric (a quadric being the set of points of PG(
*n*,*q*) whose coordinates satisfy a quadradic equation).**1952**, TS Motzkin and IJ Schoenberg,*On*, cited in the**quadral**entire functions of n complex variables*Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society*on page 184**1984**, E. C. Pielou,*The interpretation of ecological data: a primer*, page 20:- If we wished to divide the
**quadrals**into classes, there are obviously several ways in which it could be done, all of them arbitrary. The arbitrariness arises because the points exhibit no natural clustering.

- If we wished to divide the
**2008**, David Keith Butler,[1]**Quadrals**and their associated subspaces

- (in discussions of the rhythm of written works)
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.**1925**, John Hubert Scott,*Rhythmic prose*- The first instinctive step in revising written matter looks to an effecting of
**quadrals**; any later revision aims at a perfecting of the rhythma.

- The first instinctive step in revising written matter looks to an effecting of
**1932**, John Hubert Scott, Zilpha Emma Chandler,*Phrasal patterns in English prose*, page 268:- thanks to the rhythma,
*in dividing correctly**many simple***quadrals**,*in more involved sentences*- our arrangement shows regularly
- these simple
**quadrals** - expanding into "periods,"

- (printing)
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*Mechanics Magazine*(John I Knight, Henry Lacey), volume 1, page 242:- New or improved machinery to be used in the manufacture of certain kinds of printing types, and also in the manufacture of spaces and
**quadrals**used in setting up printing types.

- New or improved machinery to be used in the manufacture of certain kinds of printing types, and also in the manufacture of spaces and

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### Adjective[edit]

**quadral** (*not comparable*)

- (grammar) Referring to four (or more) things; of, in or relating to the quadral grammatical number.
- (mathematics) Of or relating to quadral polynomials.

#### Usage notes[edit]

- No instance of this grammatical phenomenon has been attested in human languages. See also w:Grammatical number.

### See also[edit]

- (
*grammatical numbers*)**grammatical number**; singular, dual, trial,**quadral**, paucal, plural^{(Category: en:Grammar)}

### References[edit]

**1952**, American Mathematical Society, “Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society”, Journal of the American Mathematical Society, page 184:- "A polynomial P(x
_{1}, ..., x_{n}is calledif it splits into a product of quadratic (or linear) functions in the complex field of coefficients."**quadral**

- "A polynomial P(x
**2008**, Martin Haspelmath, “IX. Typology of morphological and morphosyntactic categories”, in Language typology and language universals: an international handbook, volume 1, page 820:- The
**quadral**, as we have noted, is primarily used in hortatory discourse and with dyad terms; but otherwise it is used with larger groups, of four or more (an appropriate gloss would be 'several').

- The