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Quadrant

Definition of quadrant:

part of speech: noun

Quarter of a circle; arc of 90°; instrument for taking altitudes.

part of speech: noun

( geom.) The fourth part of a circle, or an arc of 90°: an instrument consisting of the quadrant of a circle graduated in degrees, used for taking altitudes.

part of speech: noun

One- fourth of a circle, or an arc of 90 degrees; an instrument for measuring heights; an instrument for raising a cannon to the height needed for the desired range.

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