Associations to the word «Quadrature»


QUADRATURE, noun. The process of making something square; squaring.
QUADRATURE, noun. (mathematics) The act or process of constructing a square that has the same area as a given plane figure, or of computing that area.
QUADRATURE, noun. The act or process of finding the indefinite integral.
QUADRATURE, noun. (astronomy) a situation in which three celestial bodies form a right-angled triangle, the observer being located at the right angle
QUADRATURE, noun. (physics) the condition in which the phase angle between two alternating quantities is 90°.
QUADRATURE, noun. (arts) A painting painted on a wooden panel.
QUADRATURE AMPLITUDE MODULATION, noun. (radio) A modulation scheme that conveys data by applying amplitude modulation to two carrier waves at once. These two waves, usually sinusoids, are out of phase with each other by 90° and are thus called quadrature carriers. Commonly abbreviated QAM.
QUADRATURE OF THE CIRCLE, noun. (mathematics) The problem, proposed by ancient Greek geometers, of using a finite ruler-and-compass construction to make a square with the same area as a given circle.

Dictionary definition

QUADRATURE, noun. The construction of a square having the same area as some other figure.

Wise words

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