Meaning of “quadrant” in the English Dictionary

"quadrant" in British English

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quadrantnoun [ 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

(Definition of “quadrant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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quadrantnoun [ C ]


mathematics one of four rectangular areas that a coordinate plane (= area with vertical and horizontal measures) is divided into

(Definition of “quadrant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)