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Origin of quadrate

1350鈥1400; Middle English quadrat (noun and adj.) <Latin quadr膩tus (past participle of quadr膩re to make square)

OTHER WORDS FROM quadrate

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British Dictionary definitions for quadrate

quadrate

noun (藞kw蓲dr瑟t, -re瑟t)
a cube, square, or a square or cubelike object
one of a pair of bones of the upper jaw of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and birds that articulates with the lower jaw. In mammals it forms the incus
adjective (藞kw蓲dr瑟t, -re瑟t)
of or relating to this bone
square or rectangular
verb (kw蓲藞dre瑟t)
(tr) to make square or rectangular
(often foll by with) to conform or cause to conform

Word Origin for quadrate

C14: from Latin quadr膩re to make square
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