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quadrature

quad·ra·ture

quadrature

pronunciation:
kwa dr chr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of squaring.
definition 2: the act or process of constructing a square that is equal in area to a given surface.
definition 3: a configuration in which the angle between a planet, or the moon, and the sun is ninety degrees.