Quadrature meaning

kwŏdrə-cho͝or
The process of making something square.
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(mathematics) The process of constructing a square equal in area to a given surface.
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(astronomy) A configuration in which the position of one celestial body is 90° from another celestial body as measured from a third body, typically Earth.
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The act of squaring.
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The construction of a square equal in area to a given surface.

The quadrature of a circle.

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(astron.) A configuration of a superior planet or the moon in which the angle between it and the sun, as seen from the earth, is 90°
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The process of constructing a square equal in area to a given surface.
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A configuration in which the position of one celestial body is 90° from another celestial body, as measured from a third. For example, the half moon lies in quadrature from the Sun when Earth is the reference point.
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See QAM.
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The process of making something square; squaring.
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(astronomy) A situation in which three celestial bodies form a right-angled triangle, the observer being located at the right angle.

When the Moon is in quadrature, it appears in the sky as a half-moon.

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(physics) The condition in which the phase angle between two alternating quantities is 90°
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(art) A painting painted on a wooden panel.
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Origin of quadrature

  • From Latin quadrātūra.

    From Wiktionary