quaquaversal

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From Latin quaqua versus ‘turned wheresoever’.

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quaquaversal (comparative more quaquaversal, superlative most quaquaversal)

  1. going off in all directions at once towards a center
    • 1990, Thomas Pynchon, Vineland:
      She had a long look at him, and after having just spent hours with Frenesi’s face, found it easier now to make out, past the quaquaversal beard and smudged eyeglass lenses, as clearly as she ever would in Zoyd her own not-yet-come-to-terms-with face.
  2. (astronomy) dipping towards a centre in all directions

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