- Printing. quad2(def 1).
- Ecology. a square or rectangular plot of land marked off for the study of plants and animals.
Origin of quadrat
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Historical Examples of quadrat
The rote of the most quadrat conteynede vndre the nombre proposede.
The more meene thus, as to brynge the rote of the lesse into a quadrat of the more.
And here-by it is open that o nombre is the roote of a quadrat and of a cubike.
The lesse thus, If the rote of the more be brought Into the quadrat of the lesse.
The German is No. 30 Quadrat, which is rendered approximately by the above.The Letters of a Post-Impressionist
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- ecology an area of vegetation, often one square metre, marked out for study of the plants in the surrounding area
- the frame used to mark out such an area
Word Origin for quadrat
Word Origin and History for quadrat
"a blank, low-cast type used by typographers to fill in larger spaces in printed lines," 1680s, from French quadrat "a quadrat," literally "a square," from Latin quadratrus, past participle of quadrare "to square, make square" (see quadrant). Earlier in English it meant a type of surveying instrument (c.1400).