Tetrad vs Quartet - What's the difference?

tetrad | quartet |


As nouns the difference between tetrad and quartet

is that tetrad is a group of four things while quartet is (music) a music composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument.

tetrad

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A group of four things.
  • (chemistry) A tetravalent atom or radical.
  • (biology) Two pairs of sister chromatids (a dyad pair) aligned in a certain way and often on the equatorial plane during the meiosis process.
  • (biology) Group of four haploid and immature pollen grains in tetrahedral fashion produced by meiotic microsporogenesis.
  • ("tetrad" on Wikipedia)

    Derived terms

    * tetradic

    Anagrams

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    quartet

    Alternative forms

    * quartette

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (music) A music composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument.
  • A string quartet .
  • (music) The set of four musicians who perform a piece of music together in four parts.
  • A quartet of violinists .
  • A group of four.
  • Synonyms

    * group of four: foursome