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quaternary

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[kwəˈtəːn(ə)ri], (Adjective)

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- fourth in order or rank; belonging to the fourth order.

- relating to or denoting the most recent period in the Cenozoic era, following the Tertiary period and comprising the Pleistocene and Holocene epochs.

- denoting an ammonium compound containing a cation of the form NR₄⁺, where R represents organic groups or atoms other than hydrogen.


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late Middle English (as a noun denoting a set of four): from Latin quaternarius, from quaterni ‘four at once’, from quater ‘four times’, from quattuor ‘four’


[kwəˈtəːn(ə)ri], (Noun)

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- the Quaternary period or the system of deposits laid down during it.


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