Associations to the word «Quadrant»


QUADRANT, noun. One of the four sections made by dividing an area with two perpendicular lines.
QUADRANT, noun. (mathematics) The four regions of the Cartesian plane bounded by the x-axis and y-axis.
QUADRANT, noun. (geometry) One fourth of a circle or disc; a sector with an angle of 90°.
QUADRANT, noun. (nautical) A measuring device with a graduated arc of 90° used in locating an altitude.
QUADRANT PLATE, noun. A slotted plate for carrying the gears of a lathe.
QUADRANT PLATE, noun. A Petri dish, divided into four, and containing agar and other materials, used in the identification of bacteria.

Dictionary definition

QUADRANT, noun. A quarter of the circumference of a circle.
QUADRANT, noun. Any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes.
QUADRANT, noun. The area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle.
QUADRANT, noun. A measuring instrument for measuring altitude of heavenly bodies.

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