Definitions for QUADkwɒd
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one of four children born at the same time from the same pregnancy
quadriceps, quadriceps femoris, musculus quadriceps femoris, quad(noun)
a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
(printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words or sentences
a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings
A quadrangle .
A quadruplet .
short for quadrilateral
A quadriceps muscle.
Four shots of espresso.
A quad bike.
A blank metal block used to fill short lines of type.
A joke used to fill long days of setting type.
A keyboard command which aligns text with the left or right margin, or centred between them. In combination, as quad left, quad right, or quad centre.
To fill spaces in a line of type with quads. Also quad out.
To align text with the left or right margin, or centre it.
Having four shots of espresso.
Of or relating to quads.
alt. of Quade
a quadrangle; hence, a prison
Quad is a television play by Samuel Beckett, written and first produced and broadcast in 1981. It first appeared in print in 1984 where the work is described as “[a] piece for four players, light and percussion” and has also been called a “ballet for four people.” It consists of four actors dressed in robes, hunched and silently walking around and diagonally across a square stage in fixed patterns, alternately entering and exiting. Each actor wears a distinct colored robe, and is accompanied by a distinct percussion instrument. The actors walk in sync, always on one of four rotationally symmetric paths, and never touch – when walking around the stage, they move in the same direction, while when crossing the stage diagonally, where they would touch in the middle, they avoid the center area. In the original production, the play was first performed once, and then, after a pause, an abbreviated version is performed a second time, this time in black and white and without musical accompaniment. These are distinguished as Quad I and Quad II, though Quad II does not appear in print.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. Two bits; syn. for quarter, crumb, tayste. 2. A four-pack of anything (compare hex, sense 2). 3. The rectangle or box glyph used in the APL language for various arcane purposes mostly related to I/O. Former Ivy-Leaguers and Oxford types are said to associate it with nostalgic memories of dear old University.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
(a) A contraction for quadrant, used as the unit of inductance; the henry. (b) A contraction for quadruplex in telegraphy. [Transcriber's note: A modern use of "quad" is a unit of energy equal to 1E15 (one quadrillion) BTU, or 1.055E18 joules. Global energy production in 2004 was 446 quad.]
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