quadrant
Pronunciation
  • enPR: kwŏdʹrənt, IPA: /ˈkwɑd.ɹənt/
Noun

quadrant (plural quadrants)

  1. One of the four sections made by dividing an area with two perpendicular lines.
  2. (mathematics) One of the four regions of the Cartesian plane bounded by the x-axis and y-axis.
  3. (geometry) One fourth of a circle or disc; a sector with an angle of 90°.
  4. (nautical) A measuring device with a graduated arc of 90° used in locating an altitude.
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