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quadrature

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noun quad·ra·ture \ˈkwä-drə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Definition of quadrature

  1. 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. 2 :  the process of finding a square equal in area to a given area



1591

First Known Use of quadrature

1591


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