# quadrature

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## quad·ra·ture

(kwŏd′rə-cho͝or′)*n.*

**1.**The process of making something square.

**2.**

*Mathematics*The process of constructing a square equal in area to a given surface.

**3.**

*Astronomy*A configuration in which the position of one celestial body is 90° from another celestial body as measured from a third body, typically Earth.

## quadrature

(ˈkwɒdrətʃə)*n*

**1.**(Mathematics)

*maths*the process of determining a square having an area equal to that of a given figure or surface

**2.**the process of making square or dividing into squares

**3.**(Astronomy)

*astronomy*a configuration in which two celestial bodies, usually the sun and the moon or a planet, form an angle of 90° with a third body, usually the earth

**4.**(Electronics)

*electronics*the relationship between two waves that are 90° out of phase

## quad•ra•ture

(ˈkwɒd rə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər)*n.*

**1.**the act of squaring.

**2.**

**a.**the act or process of finding a square equal in area to a given surface, esp. a surface bounded by a curve.

**b.**a definite integral.

**3.**

**a.**the situation of two heavenly bodies when their longitudes differ by 90°.

**b.**either of the two points in the orbit of a body, as the moon, midway between the syzygies.

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Noun | 1. | quadrature - the construction of a square having the same area as some other figureconstruction - drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem; "the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem" |

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