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quadrant

quad·rant

quadrant

 
 
pronunciation:
kwa drnt
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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.)
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The word quadrant contains the following part:
quadr, quart Latin root that means four, fourth