# Quadrumvirate vs. Four — What's the Difference?

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A group of four people joined in authority or office, especially a government of four people.
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The cardinal number equal to 3 + 1.
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Syn of quattuorvirate.
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The fourth in a set or sequence.
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A group of four men
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Something having four parts, units, or members, such as a musical quartet or a four-cylinder engine.
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A numerical value equal to 4; the number after three and before five; two plus two. This many dots (••••)
There are four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn.
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Describing a set or group with four elements.
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(countable) The digit or figure 4; an occurrence thereof.
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(countable) Anything measuring four units, as length.
Do you have any more fours? I want to make this a little taller.
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A person who is four years old.
I'll take the threes, fours and fives and go to the playground.
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An event in which the batsmen run four times between the wickets or, more often, a batsman hits a ball which bounces on the ground before passing over a boundary, resulting in an award of 4 runs for the batting team. If the ball does not bounce before passing over the boundary, a six is awarded instead.
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A power forward.
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(rowing) Four-man sweep racing shell, with or without a coxswain.
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The shell itself.
The team bought a new four last season.
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The crew rowing in a four boat.
Our four won both races.
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(colloquial) A regatta event for four boats.
We got third place in the varsity four.
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(obsolete) A four-pennyworth of spirits.
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One more than three; twice two.
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The sum of four units; four units or objects.
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A symbol representing four units, as 4 or iv.
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Four things of the same kind, esp. four horses; as, a chariot and four.
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The cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
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Being one more than three
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