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quadrant

noun [C] uk   /ˈkwɒd.rənt/ us    /ˈkwɑː.drənt/

quadrant noun [C] (QUARTER)

specialized mathematics a quarter of a circle a quarter of an area: The river runs through the southwest quadrant of the city.

quadrant noun [C] (DEVICE)

specialized sailing a device for measuring the height of stars in the sky that was used in the past for calculating directions when travelling across the sea
Translations of “quadrant”
in Spanish cuadrante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 圓周的一部分, 四分之一圓周, 四分之一區域…
in Chinese (Simplified) 圆周的一部分, 四分之一圆周, 四分之一区域…
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