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Noun: quadrant  kwó-drunt
  1. A quarter of the circumference of a circle
    - quarter-circle
  2. Any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes
  3. The area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle
  4. A measuring instrument for measuring altitude of heavenly bodies

Derived forms: quadrants

Type of: area, country, line, measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system

Encyclopedia: Quadrant