quadrat

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin quadrātum.

Noun[edit]

quadrat ‎(plural quadrats)

  1. (sciences) An area of land, marked for studying its plants, animals, soil, natural processes, etc. While originally rectangular, modern quadrats can be rectangular, circular, irregular, etc. (e.g.: Krebs, C.J., 1999. Ecological Methodology. Addison-Welsey Educational Publishing, Inc., Menlo Park, California; Wheater, C.P., Bell, J.R., Cook, P.A., 2011. Practical Field Ecology: A Project Guide. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, West Sussex, England.)

Etymology 2[edit]

1683. Probably from French cadrat or Italian quadrato(square), originally from Latin quadrātum(square). So called because the basic quadrat, the em quadrat, has a square face, having the same width as the height of a line of type.

Noun[edit]

quadrat ‎(plural quadrats)

  1. (letterpress typography, obsolete) A quad; a blank metal block used to fill space in lines of type.
    • 1683, Joseph Moxon, Mechanick Exercises: Or, the Doctrine of Handy-Works. Applied to the art of Printing., v 2, p 222–23:
      If his Title be ſhort, he Sets it in the middle of the Line, by Setting Quadrats on both ſides: If his Title be long, he Sets the middle Line in the middle: If it make three or more Lines, he Indents the firſt with an m Quadrat, and the other with two m Quadrats.
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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quadrātus.

Noun[edit]

quadrat m ‎(plural quadrats)

  1. square

Adjective[edit]

quadrat m ‎(feminine quadrada, masculine plural quadrats, feminine plural quadrades)

  1. square
  2. squared

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

quadrat

  1. third-person singular present active indicative of quadrō

Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

quadrat

  1. quadrat

Adjective[edit]

quadrat

  1. quadratic, square
    quadrat kilometr
    quadrat kilometr
    square kilometer