: a system composed of two dipoles of equal but oppositely directed moment
Examples of quadrupole in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe global magnetic field also has quadrupole and octopole components, which make its actual geometry something like a playground jack with extra spikes.
Adam Davidson, The New Yorker, 13 Feb. 2017
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