### What does **quadrature** mean?

# Definitions for quadrature

ˈkwɒd rə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊərquad·ra·ture

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### Princeton's WordNet

quadraturenoun

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

### Wiktionary

quadraturenoun

the process of making something square; squaring

**Etymology:**From quadratura.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.quadraturenoun

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

**Etymology:**From quadratura.quadraturenoun

A painting painted on a wooden panel

**Etymology:**From quadratura.

### Webster Dictionary

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.]Quadratureadjective

a quadrate; a square

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

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

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

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of quadrature in Chaldean Numerology is:

**5**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of quadrature in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**9**

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