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English definition of “quadrant”

quadrant

noun [C] (DEVICE)    /ˈkwɒd.rənt/ US  /ˈkwɑː.drənt/ specialized
a device for measuring the height of stars in the sky that was used in the past for calculating directions when travelling across the seaNavigation and shipwrecks
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