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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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