
Definition of Quaternion
1. Noun. The cardinal number that is the sum of three and one.
Generic synonyms: Digit, Figure
Definition of Quaternion
1. n. The number four.
2. v. t. To divide into quaternions, files, or companies.
Definition of Quaternion
1. Noun. A group or set of four people or things. ¹
2. Noun. (mathematics) A fourdimensional hypercomplex number that consists of a real dimension and 3 imaginary ones (''i'', ''j'', ''k'') that are each a square root of 1. They are commonly used in vector mathematics and in calculating the rotation of threedimensional objects. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Quaternion
1. [n S]
Medical Definition of Quaternion
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1. The number four.
2. A set of four parts, things, or person; four things taken collectively; a group of four words, phrases, circumstances, facts, or the like. "Delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers." (Acts xii. 4) "Ye elements, the eldest birth Of Nature's womb, that in quaternion run." (Milton) "The triads and quaternions with which he loaded his sentences." (Sir W. Scott)
3. A word of four syllables; a quadrisyllable.
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Literary usage of Quaternion
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1. An Elementary Treatise on Quaternions by Peter Guthrie Tait (1890)
"And precisely similar remarks apply to partial differentiation of a quaternion
function of any number of scalar independent variables. ..."
2. Elements of Quaternions by William Rowan Hamilton (1899)
"238, And with coplanar quaternion exponents, p. 268.] SECTION 4.—On the Ponential
and Logarithm of a quaternion ; and on Powers of quaternions, ..."
3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1892)
"(2) On quaternion Functions, with especial Reference to the Discussion of Laplace's
Equation. By J. BRILL, MA, St John's College. 1. ..."
4. Aristotle by George Grote (1872)
"The new quaternion of propositions, with non homo as subject, will stand
thus— (quaternion II.) (E) Est Justus non homo (F) Non est Justus non homo. ..."
5. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1868)
"... and therefore q depends upon four independent numerical quantities ; hence
its name, quaternion. A similar investigation, but somewhat less elementary, ..."