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**quadrant**(n = noun.location) quarter-circle - a quarter of the circumference of a circle;
is a kind of
line
**quadrant**(n = noun.location) - any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes;
is a kind of
area,
country
**quadrant**(n = noun.location) - the area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle;
is a kind of
area,
country
**quadrant**(n = noun.artifact) - a measuring instrument for measuring altitude of heavenly bodies;
is a kind of
measuring device,
measuring instrument,
measuring system

- The fourth part; the quarter.
*Sir T. Browne.*[*1913 Webster*] - The quarter of a circle, or of the circumference of a circle, an arc of 90
1913 Webster] - One of the four parts into which a plane is divided by the coördinate axes. The upper right-hand part is the first quadrant; the upper left-hand part the second; the lower left-hand part the third; and the lower right-hand part the fourth quadrant. [
*1913 Webster*] - An instrument for measuring altitudes, variously constructed and mounted for different specific uses in astronomy, surveying, gunnery, etc., consisting commonly of a graduated arc of 90
1913 Webster]

1 a quarter of a circle's circumference.

2 a plane figure enclosed by two radii of a circle at right angles and the arc cut off by them.

3 a quarter of a sphere etc.

4 a a thing, esp. a graduated strip of metal, shaped like a quarter-circle. b an instrument graduated (esp. through an arc of 90Â°) for taking angular measurements.

Derivative

quadrantal adj.

Etymology

ME f. L quadrans -antis quarter f. quattuor four

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