how to pronounce quaternary


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quaternary is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of quaternary in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… binary a quaternary mode of transferring …”

meanings of quaternary


  1. Of fourth rank or order.
  2. Quaternary ammonium.
  3. Relating to or in number base four.
  4. Composed of four elements.
  5. Of a mathematical expression containing e.g. x^4.


  1. A quaternary compound.
  2. The Quaternary period or the system of deposits laid down during it.


  1. The geological period of the Cenozoic Era immediately following the Tertiary. It is subdivided into the Pleistocene and the Holocene Epochs.

quaternary frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word quaternary occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics quaternary can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that quaternary can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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