# Quadrant - definition, pronunciation, transcription

*Amer.*|ˈkwɑːdrənt|

*Brit.*|ˈkwɒdr(ə)nt|

#### noun

- a quarter of the circumference of a 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

*(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