- RadioPPfour speaker\/channel sound reproduction; surround sound.
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quadraphonic — (adj.) 1969, irregular formation from QUADRI (Cf. quadri ) four + phonic, from Gk. phone sound, voice (see FAME (Cf. fame)). The goal was to reproduce front to back sound distribution in addition to side to side stereo … Etymology dictionary
quadraphonic — (also quadrophonic) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of sound reproduction) transmitted through four channels. DERIVATIVES quadraphony noun … English terms dictionary
quadraphonic — ☆ quadraphonic [kwä΄drəsän′ikkwä΄drə fän′ik ] adj. [< L quadra (< quattuor,FOUR) + PHONIC] designating or of sound reproduction, as on records or tapes or in broadcasting, using four channels to carry and reproduce through separate speakers … English World dictionary
quadraphonic — /kwod reuh fon ik/, adj. of, noting, or pertaining to the recording and reproduction of sound over four separate transmission or direct reproduction channels instead of the customary two of the stereo system: a quadraphonic recording. Also, four… … Universalium
quadraphonic — quad|ra|phon|ic [ ,kwadrə fanık ] adjective a quadraphonic sound system divides music or other sound into four different parts and plays each part through a separate SPEAKER … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
quadraphonic — UK [ˌkwɒdrəˈfɒnɪk] / US [ˌkwɑdrəˈfɑnɪk] adjective a quadraphonic sound system divides music or other sound into four different parts and plays each part through a separate speaker … English dictionary
quadraphonic — also quadriphonic adjective Etymology: irregular from quadri + phonic (as in stereophonic) Date: 1969 of, relating to, or using four channels for the transmission, recording, or reproduction of sound • quadraphonics or quadriphonics noun plural… … New Collegiate Dictionary
quadraphonic — adjective Employing four independent channels or speakers. Syn: quadrasonic … Wiktionary
quadraphonic — quad|ra|phon|ic quadrophonic [ˌkwɔdrəˈfɔnık US ˌkwa:drəˈfa: ] adj using a system of sound recording, broadcasting etc in which sound comes from four different ↑speakers at the same time →↑mono, stereo ↑stereo … Dictionary of contemporary English
quadraphonic — (also quadrophonic) adjective (of sound reproduction) transmitted through four channels. Derivatives quadraphonically adverb quadraphony drɒf(ə)ni noun Origin 1960s: from quadri + a shortened form of stereophonic … English new terms dictionary
quadraphonic — quad·ra·phon·ic … English syllables