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English definition of “quarter”

quarter

noun [C] (PEOPLE)    /ˈkwɔː.tər/ US  /ˈkwɑː.t̬ɚ/
one or more people who provide help , information , or a particular reaction to something but who are not usually named : Help came from an unexpected quarter. There is a feeling in certain /some quarters (= some people consider ) that a change is needed .Groups of peoplePeople in general
(Definition of quarter noun (PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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