Definition of Quadrat

1. n. A block of type metal lower than the letters, -- used in spacing and in blank lines.

Definition of Quadrat

1. Noun. (science) A rectangular area of land, marked for studying its plants, animals, soil, natural processes, etc. ¹

2. Noun. (metal type obsolete) A quad; a blank metal block used to fill space in lines of type. ¹

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Definition of Quadrat

1. a piece of type metal used for filling spaces [n -S]

Medical Definition of Quadrat

1. Sample units or plots that vary in size, shape, number and arrangements, depending on the nature of the vegetation, site conditions and purpose of study. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadrat

quadrantic hemianopia
quadrantic scotoma
quadraphonic system
quadrat (current term)
quadrate ligament
quadrate lobe
quadrate lobule
quadrate muscle
quadrate muscle of loins
quadrate muscle of sole
quadrate muscle of thigh
quadrate muscle of upper lip
quadrate part of liver
quadrate pronator muscle

Literary usage of Quadrat

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1. Research Methods in Ecology by Frederic Edward Clements (1905)
"These are labeled and dated like the original ones, but they are numbered to indicate both the quadrat and the series, eg, 15- indicates the second chart, ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1918)
"THE quadrat METHOD IN TEACHING ECOLOGY' JE WEAVER University of Nebraska, ... Kearney and his co-workers (10) have employed the quadrat method in the Tooele ..."

3. A German-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1917)
"(quadrat) square (esp. in qcm, square centimeter, etc. ... quadrat, n. square. quadratisch, a. square; quadratic; (Cryst.) tetragonal. ..."

4. Report (1913)
"A typical spot was then located and a quadrat marked off, four iron pipes ... All the plants in the quadrat were accurately measured and their location ..."

5. Idaho Forester by University of Idaho College of Forestry, University of Idaho (1921)
"The basis for all of the methods is the quadrat, which, ... The Chart or Map quadrat The chart quadrat is the most reliable method of showing complete ..."

6. American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking: Containing a History of by Wesley Washington Pasko (1894)
"The common abbreviation for quadrat, which in fact is never spoken of otherwise in ... quadrat.—The wide and thick space used by compositors where there is ..."

7. Lehrbuch Der Allgemeinen Chemie by Wilhelm Ostwald (1903)
"... das quadrat der Geschwindigkeit ist proportional der Fallhöhe. Ersetzen wir ferner in der drittletzten Gleichung v durch den Wert -- ,so erhalten wir tl ..."

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