quadrangle

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noun quad·ran·gle \ˈkwä-ˌdraŋ-gəl\

Definition of quadrangle

  1. 1 :  quadrilateral

  2. 2a :  a 4-sided enclosure especially when surrounded by buildingsb :  the buildings enclosing a quadrangle

  3. 3 :  a tract of country represented by one of a series of map sheets

quadrangular

play \kwä-ˈdraŋ-gyə-lər\ adjective

Examples of quadrangle in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of quadrangle

Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin quadriangulum, from Latin, neuter of quadriangulus quadrangular, from quadri- + angulus angle

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QUADRANGLE Defined for English Language Learners

quadrangle

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Definition of quadrangle for English Language Learners

  • 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


QUADRANGLE Defined for Kids

quadrangle

noun quad·ran·gle \ˈkwäd-ˌraŋ-gəl\

Definition of quadrangle for Students



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