Definitions for quadrangleˈkwɒdˌræŋ gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quad•ran•gleˈkwɒdˌræŋ gəl(n.)

  1. a plane figure having four angles and four sides, as a square.

    Category: Math

  2. a square or quadrangular space or court that is surrounded by a building or buildings, as on a college campus.

    Category: Architecture

  3. the building or buildings around such a space or court.

    Category: Architecture

  4. the area shown on a topographic map sheet of a standard size:

    a 15-minute quadrangle.

    Category: Geography (places), Surveying

Origin of quadrangle:

1400–50; < LL quadrangulum, der. of L quadr(i)angulus four-cornered

quad•ran′gu•lar-gyə lər(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quadrilateral, quadrangle, tetragon(noun)

    a four-sided polygon

  2. quad, quadrangle(noun)

    a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings


  1. quadrangle(Noun)

    A geometric shape with four angles and four straight sides; a four-sided polygon.

  2. quadrangle(Noun)

    A courtyard which is quadrangular.

  3. quadrangle(Noun)

    The buildings forming the border of such a courtyard.

  4. Origin: From quadrangle, from quadrangulum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quadrangle(noun)

    a plane figure having four angles, and consequently four sides; any figure having four angles

  2. Quadrangle(noun)

    a square or quadrangular space or inclosure, such a space or court surrounded by buildings, esp. such a court in a college or public school in England

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(abbreviation quad

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