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

Origin and Etymology of quadrangle

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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QUADRANGLE Defined for English Language Learners

quadrangle

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noun quad·ran·gle \ˈkwä-ˌdraŋ-gəl\

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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