noun quad·ran·gle \ˈkwä-ˌdraŋ-gəl\

geometry : a flat shape that has four sides and four angles

: an open square or rectangular area at a college, school, etc., that is surrounded by buildings on all four sides

Full Definition of QUADRANGLE

a :  a 4-sided enclosure especially when surrounded by buildings
b :  the buildings enclosing a quadrangle
:  a tract of country represented by one of a series of map sheets
qua·dran·gu·lar \kwä-ˈdraŋ-gyə-lər\ adjective

Examples of QUADRANGLE

  1. <since the weather was sunny, the convocation was held outside in the college's quadrangle>


Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin quadriangulum, from Latin, neuter of quadriangulus quadrangular, from quadri- + angulus angle
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb


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