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Definition of quadrant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    quadrant

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈkwɑdrənt//
     
     
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  1. 1(geometry) a quarter of a circle or of its circumference (= the distance around it)
  2. 2an instrument for measuring angles, especially to check your position at sea or to look at stars
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: quadrant