quadrature

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quad·ra·ture

noun \ˈkwä-drə-ˌchr, -chər, -ˌtyr, -ˌtr\

Definition of QUADRATURE

1
:  a configuration in which two celestial bodies (as the moon and the sun) have an angular separation of 90 degrees as seen from the earth
2
:  the process of finding a square equal in area to a given area

First Known Use of QUADRATURE

1591

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