Definition of Tetralogy

1. Noun. A series of four related works (plays or operas or novels).

Generic synonyms: Serial, Series

Definition of Tetralogy

1. n. A group or series of four dramatic pieces, three tragedies and one satyric, or comic, piece (or sometimes four tragedies), represented consequently on the Attic stage at the Dionysiac festival.

Definition of Tetralogy

1. Noun. A set of four works of art that are connected, and that can be seen either as a single work or as four individual works. They are commonly found in literature, film, or video games. ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) A combination of four symptoms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tetralogy

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Medical Definition of Tetralogy

1. Synonym: tetrad. Origin: G. Tetralogia (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tetralogy

tetrakis-
tetrakishexahedra
tetrakishexahedron
tetrakishexahedrons
tetrakisphosphate
tetrakosane
tetrakosanes
tetralemma
tetralemmas
tetralemmata
tetralin
tetraline
tetralines
tetralins
tetralogies
tetralogy (current term)
tetralone
tetralones
tetraloop
tetraloops
tetralysine endopeptidase
tetramastia
tetramastigote
tetramastous
tetramelus
tetramer
tetramera
tetrameric
tetramerization

Literary usage of Tetralogy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Plato, and the Other Companions of Sokrates by George Grote (1888)
"... Ш tetralogy. repeat, that to one who has not yet received the trates and ... it first in the eighth tetralogy ; the three other placed it in members of ..."

2. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1876)
"... however, in short speeches written for practice, the author perhaps did not aim. second The subiect of the Second tetralogy is the death tetralogy. ..."

3. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"THE ATTIC ORATORS First tetralogy. not less from the "displays" of the elder sophists than from the ... The First tetralogy supposes the following case. ..."

4. The Tragic Drama of the Greeks by Arthur Elam Haigh (1896)
"The Trilogy and tetralogy. According to the regulations of the Athenian theatre, every poet who competed at the City Dionysia had to exhibit three tragedies ..."

5. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, Henry Jackson (1886)
"ON THE TRILOGY AND tetralogy IN THE GREEK DRAMA. IT has generally been considered as an established fact that the Athenian tragic poets contended against ..."

6. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, Heathcote William Garrod (1886)
"ON THE TRILOGY AND tetralogy IN THE GREEK DRAMA. IT has generally been considered as an established fact that the Athenian tragic poets contended against ..."

7. The Spurious Speeches in the Lysianic Corpus by Angela Charlotte Darkow (1917)
"... tetralogy I. The beginning of the proem, 1, is simply a commonplace of background which gives an opportunity for the rather sophistic conclusion that ..."

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