Quadrant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkwɑːdrənt|  American pronunciation of the word quadrant
Brit.  |ˈkwɒdr(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word quadrant

noun

- a quarter of the circumference of a circle (syn: quarter-circle)
- any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes
- the area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle
- a measuring instrument for measuring altitude of heavenly bodies

Examples

Draw two intersecting lines that divide the page into four quadrants.

The town is located in the northwest quadrant of the state.

Word forms

noun
singular: quadrant
plural: quadrants
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