quaternion

Pronunciation

Noun

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Pronunciation

- (
*British*) IPA: /kwəˈtəːni.ən/

Noun

**quaternion** (*plural* quaternions)

- A group or set of four people or things.
- A word of four syllables.
- (
*mathematics*) A four-dimensional hypercomplex number that consists of a real dimension and 3 imaginary ones (*i*,*j*,*k*) that are each an independent square root of -1. They are commonly used in vector mathematics and in calculating the rotation of three-dimensional objects.

- (
*group of four*) foursome, tetrad; see also Thesaurus:quartet

- French: quaternion
- German: Quaternion
- Italian: quaternione
- Portuguese: quaternião
- Russian: кватернион
- Spanish: cuaternión

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