orthant

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orthant (plural orthants)

  1. (geometry) A n-dimensional generalization of the quadrant (in two-dimensional Cartesian space) and octant (in three-dimensional space).
    • 1992, Hal R. Varian, Microeconomic Analysis (3rd ed.), Norton, p. 114
      Consider preferences defined over the nonnegative orthant by if […]

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