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- The eighth part of a circle; an arc of 45 degrees. [
*1913 Webster*] - The position or aspect of a heavenly body, as the moon or a planet, when half way between conjunction, or opposition, and quadrature, or distant from another body 45 degrees. [
*1913 Webster*] - An instrument for measuring angles (generally called a
quadrant ), having an arc which measures up to 9OSextant. [ *1913 Webster*] - One of the eight parts into which a space is divided by three coördinate planes. [
*1913 Webster*]

1 an arc of a circle equal to one eighth of the circumference.

2 such an arc with two radii, forming an area equal to one eighth of the circle.

3 each of eight parts into which three planes intersecting (esp. at right angles) at a point divide the space or the solid body round it.

4 Astron. a point in a body's apparent course 45Â° distant from a given point, esp. a point at which the moon is 45Â° from conjunction or opposition with the sun.

5 an instrument in the form of a graduated eighth of a circle, used in astronomy and navigation.

Etymology

L octans octant- half-quadrant f. octo eight