Associations to the word «Quadrature»

Wiktionary

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

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats