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Definitions for quadrature
ˈkwɒd rə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊərquad·ra·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quadraturenoun

    the construction of a square having the same area as some other figure

Wiktionary

  1. quadraturenoun

    the process of making something square; squaring

    Etymology: From quadratura.

  2. quadraturenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From quadratura.

  3. quadraturenoun

    the condition in which the phase angle between two alternating quantities is 90°

    Etymology: From quadratura.

  4. quadraturenoun

    A painting painted on a wooden panel

    Etymology: From quadratura.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quadratureadjective

    the act of squaring; the finding of a square having the same area as some given curvilinear figure; as, the quadrature of a circle; the operation of finding an expression for the area of a figure bounded wholly or in part by a curved line, as by a curve, two ordinates, and the axis of abscissas

    Etymology: [L. quadratura: cf. F. quadrature. See Quadrate, a.]

  2. Quadratureadjective

    a quadrate; a square

    Etymology: [L. quadratura: cf. F. quadrature. See Quadrate, a.]

  3. Quadratureadjective

    the integral used in obtaining the area bounded by a curve; hence, the definite integral of the product of any function of one variable into the differential of that variable

    Etymology: [L. quadratura: cf. F. quadrature. See Quadrate, a.]

  4. Quadratureadjective

    the position of one heavenly body in respect to another when distant from it 90¡, or a quarter of a circle, as the moon when at an equal distance from the points of conjunction and opposition.

    Etymology: [L. quadratura: cf. F. quadrature. See Quadrate, a.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Quadrature

    Waves or periodic motions the angle of lag of one of which, with reference to one in advance of it, is 90°, are said to be in quadrature with each other. [Transcriber's note: If the voltage and current of a power line are in quadrature, the power factor is zero (cos(90°) = 0)  and no real power is delivered to the load.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. quadrature

    The moon is said to be in quadrature at the first and last quarter, when her longitude differs 90° from that of the sun.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quadrature in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quadrature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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