Origin of quadrant
Related Words for quadrantterm, portion, part, fourth, division, span, section, semester, quad, quadrant, farthing, quartern, quadrangle, quadruplet, quadraphonic
Examples from the Web for quadrant
Contemporary Examples of quadrant
Point it south and it shows you the stars and planets in that quadrant of the sky.Apps for Kids Who Love to Read: Moonbot Studios, Touch Press, and More
December 24, 2011
People forget all too readily, but Greenspan is a consultant to Pimco, the largest bond manager in this quadrant of the galaxy.Greenspan's Hidden Agenda
February 18, 2009
Historical Examples of quadrant
If the rudder is to be kept in a certain adjustment a quadrant is necessary.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
Later on, these actions of the Quadrant will be carefully examined.
This operation is closely associated, however, with the action of the quadrant.
Each of the four parts is called a quadrant, and each quadrant has 90 degrees.Practical Mechanics for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
You were on the board in that quadrant of the ship, and you let it get in too close.But, I Don't Think
Gordon Randall Garrett
- a quarter of the circumference of a circle
- the area enclosed by two perpendicular radii of a circle and its circumference
- any of the four sections into which a plane is divided by two coordinate axes
Word Origin for quadrant
late 14c., "a quarter of a day, six hours," from Middle French quadrant, from Latin quadrantem (nominative quadrans) "fourth part," also the name of a coin worth a quarter of an as, noun use of present participle of quadrare "to make square; put in order, arrange, complete; run parallel, be exact," figuratively "to fit, suit, be proper," related to quadrus "a square," quattuor "four" (see four). The surveying instrument is first so called c.1400, because it forms a quarter circle. Related: Quadrantal.