quadrant

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From Latin quadrantem, accusative singular of quadrāns (fourth part of something, quarter).

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quadrant (plural quadrants)

  1. One of the four sections made by dividing an area with two perpendicular lines.
  2. (mathematics) The four regions of the Cartesian plane bounded by the x-axis and y-axis.
  3. (geometry) One fourth of a circle or disc; a sector with an angle of 90°.
  4. (nautical) A measuring device with a graduated arc of 90° used in locating an altitude.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin quadrāns (fourth part of something, quarter).

Noun[edit]

quadrant m (plural quadrants)

  1. quadrant

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quadrāns (fourth part of something, quarter).

Noun[edit]

quadrant m (plural quadrants)

  1. quadrant

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quadrant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of quadrō