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Definitions of quadrant:

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

In geom., the quarter of a circle; an arc of 90°; in nav. and astron., an instr. for taking elevations, adapted for measuring an arc of not more than 90°.

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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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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