Definition of Quadrangle

1. Noun. A four-sided polygon.

Exact synonyms: Quadrilateral, Tetragon
Generic synonyms: Polygon, Polygonal Shape
Specialized synonyms: Parallelogram, Trapezium, Trapezoid
Derivative terms: Quadrangular, Tetragonal

2. Noun. A rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings.
Exact synonyms: Quad
Generic synonyms: Area
Derivative terms: Quadrangular

Definition of Quadrangle

1. n. A plane figure having four angles, and consequently four sides; any figure having four angles.

Definition of Quadrangle

1. Noun. (geometry) A geometric shape with four angles and four straight sides; a four-sided polygon. ¹

2. Noun. A courtyard which is quadrangular. ¹

3. Noun. The buildings forming the border of such a courtyard. ¹

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Definition of Quadrangle

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Medical Definition of Quadrangle

1. 1. A plane figure having four angles, and consequently four sides; any figure having four angles. 2. A square or quadrangular space or inclosure, such a space or court surrounded by buildings, especially. Such a court in a college or public school in England. Origin: F, fr. L. Quadrangulum; quattuor four + angulus an angle. See Four, and Angle a corner. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadrangle

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Literary usage of Quadrangle

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1. Reports ... 2d Series by International Labour Office, United States Tariff Commission (1915)
"Green City quadrangle. East side of branch in SE % SW J£ sec. 27, T. 64, R. 18. ... Green City quadrangle. West side of hollow SE J£ SWJ£ sec. ..."

2. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"Description of the Camp Description of the Scotts Bluff quadrangle ... Description of the Port Orford quadrangle [Oregon]. Washington, UC. US Dept. ..."

3. Projective Geometry by Oswald Veblen, John Wesley Young (1910)
"The quadrangle-quadrilateral configuration. DEFINITION. ... In a case like this the diagonal points of a complete quadrangle are collinear arid "the ..."

4. Projective Geometry by Linnaeus Wayland Dowling (1917)
"The sides of the quadrangle together with the tangents at a pair of opposite ... the sides of any simple quadrangle are rays of a given envelope of second ..."

5. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1886)
"the quadrangle denoted by such new prefix until again altered. (2) If, however, it is desired, without changing the degree of accuracy, to travel out of the ..."

6. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"The sandstones are white, even grained, and friable: they often grade laterally into sandv shale and finally into clay shale. In the Ouray quadrangle, ..."

7. The California Earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the State Earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1908)
"22, of the isoseismal lines on the Santa Cruz quadrangle that there are several other faults within the area of the quadrangle, but evidences of movement at ..."

8. Wacker's Manual of the Plan of Chicago by Walter Dwight Moody, Charles Henry Wacker, Chicago Plan Commission (1916)
"With all its many advantages to the general public, the principal benefit of the quadrangle is to local property, as the improvement of each of the streets ..."

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