quadrat

noun
quad·​rat | \ ˈkwä-drət How to pronounce quadrat (audio) , -ˌdrat \

Definition of quadrat

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

Examples of quadrat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using the magnifying glass, count every insect inside the quadrat. Avery Hurt, National Geographic, 26 June 2020

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First Known Use of quadrat

1683, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quadrat

alteration of quadrate entry 2

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The first known use of quadrat was in 1683

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Cite this Entry

“Quadrat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadrat. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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