## quadrants

Noun

- plural form of
*quadrant*

- The needle in its normal position is symmetrically placed with regard to the
**quadrants**, and carries a mirror by means of which its displacement can be observed in the usual manner by reflecting the ray of light from it. - According to the mathematical theory of the instrument,' if V and V' are the potentials of the
**quadrants**and v is the potential of the needle, then the torque acting upon the needle to cause rotation is given by the expression, C(V - V'){v-2(V-{-V')}, where C is some constant. - The gonio plate below is divided into 4
**quadrants**, and each quadrant into 10 spaces of 9° each 11 11 numbered in hundreds from o 'o 900. - These two
**quadrants**are interconnected by the high resistance to be measured, and, therefore, themselves differ in potential. - If the two
**quadrants**are at different potentials, the needle moves from one quadrant towards the other, and the image of a spot of light on the scale is therefore displaced.

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