quadrat

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noun quad·rat \ˈkwä-drət, -ˌdrat\

Definition of quadrat

  1. 1 :  2quad

  2. 2 :  a usually rectangular plot used for ecological or population studies

Origin and Etymology of quadrat

alteration of 2quadrate


First Known Use: 1683


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