
 pronunciation:
 kwa
drnt
 features:
 Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: 
noun 
definition 1: 
one quarter of the arc of a circle.

definition 2: 
the area of a circle that is enclosed by such an arc and by the radii at either end of it.

definition 3: 
in the standard Cartesian coordinate system, one of the four regions into which the vertical and horizontal axes divide the plane.

definition 4: 
any of the four parts that result when an area is divided by two lines, real or imaginary, that intersect each other at right angles.
There is a police precinct in each of the city's four quadrants. 
definition 5: 
an apparatus formerly used to measure the altitude of celestial objects, esp. for navigation.


derivation: 
quadrantal (adj.) 

