Quadrangle meaning

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(geometry) A geometric shape with four angles and four straight sides; a four-sided polygon.
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(mathematics) A quadrilateral.
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The buildings forming the border of such a courtyard.
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The area of land shown on one atlas sheet charted by the US Geological Survey.
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(geom.) A plane figure with four angles and four sides.
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The area of land charted on each of the atlas sheets published by the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Origin of quadrangle

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin quadrangulum from Latin neuter of quadrangulus four-cornered quadri- quadri- angulus angle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French quadrangle, from Late Latin quadrangulum.

    From Wiktionary