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"quadrant" in British English

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quadrantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkwɒd.rənt/  us   /ˈkwɑː.drənt/
  • quadrant noun [C] (DEVICE)

specialized sailing a ​device for ​measuring the ​height of ​stars in the ​sky that was used in the past for ​calculatingdirections when ​travellingacross the ​sea
(Definition of quadrant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quadrantnoun [C]

 /ˈkwɑd·rənt/
mathematics one of four ​rectangularareas that a ​coordinateplane (= ​area with ​vertical and ​horizontalmeasures) is ​divided into
(Definition of quadrant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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