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(kwŏd′răng′gəl)
n.
1. Mathematics A quadrilateral.
2.
a. A rectangular area surrounded on all four sides by buildings.
b. The buildings bordering this area.
3. The area of land shown on one atlas sheet charted by the US Geological Survey.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin quadrangulum, from Latin, neuter of quadrangulus, four-cornered : quadri-, quadri- + angulus, angle.]

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(ˈkwɒdˌræŋɡəl)
n
1. (Mathematics) geometry a plane figure consisting of four points connected by four lines. In a complete quadrangle, six lines connect all pairs of points
2. (Architecture) a rectangular courtyard, esp one having buildings on all four sides. Often shortened to: quad
3. (Architecture) the building surrounding such a courtyard
[C15: from Late Latin quadrangulum figure having four corners]
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(ˈkwɒdˌræŋ gəl)

n.
1. a plane figure having four angles and four sides, as a square.
2. a square or quadrangular space or court that is surrounded by a building or buildings, as on a college campus.
3. the building or buildings around such a space or court.
4. the area shown on a topographic map sheet of a standard size: a 15-minute quadrangle.
[1400–50; < Late Latin quadrangulum, derivative of Latin quadr(i)angulus four-cornered]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 quadrangle - a four-sided polygon      polygon, polygonal shape - a closed plane figure bounded by straight sidesparallelogram - a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in lengthtrapezium - a quadrilateral with no parallel sidestrapezoid - a quadrilateral with two parallel sides 2 quadrangle - a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildingsquadarea - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
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noun square, quad (informal), court, courtyard, plaza, enclosure, precinct, piazza, cloister We were in this little room looking out on the quadrangle.
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noun
An area partially or entirely enclosed by walls or buildings:
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Translations
شَكْل رُباعي
čtyřúhelníknádvoří
firkantet gård
nelikulmio
négyszögudvar
port
kiemas
četrstūrains pagalms/laukums
patrulater
dörtgen avlu

[ˈkwɒdræŋgl] N
1. (Geom) (with 4 angles) →
2. (= courtyard) →
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

[ˈkwɒdræŋgəl] n
(MATHEMATICS)
(= courtyard) → cour f
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n
(Math) → Viereck nt
(Archit) → (viereckiger) (Innen)hof
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[ˈkwɒdˌræŋgl] n
a. (Math) →
b. (courtyard) → cortile m (di collegio, scuola)
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(ˈkwodrӕŋgl) noun
(abbreviation quad (kwod) ) a four-sided open space surrounded by buildings, especially in a school, college etc.
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n. cuadrángulo, figura geométrica formada por cuatro ángulos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
Bless you, if you were to go into the quadrangle with that thing on, I don't know what'd happen." The very idea was quite beyond young Master East, and he looked unutterable things.
Further on was the gateway that led into King's School, and he stood in the quadrangle round which were the various buildings.
The snow of the little quadrangle before the house was lit up by a light in the bedroom windows of his old nurse, Agafea Mihalovna, who performed the duties of housekeeper in his house.
I noticed then that the puma in its cage and the pile of packages had been placed outside the entrance to this quadrangle.
Neither wind nor sun, however, favoured Staple Inn one December afternoon towards six o'clock, when it was filled with fog, and candles shed murky and blurred rays through the windows of all its then-occupied sets of chambers; notably from a set of chambers in a corner house in the little inner quadrangle, presenting in black and white over its ugly portal the mysterious inscription:
The moon was just clearing the roofs of the range of dwellings that bounded the quadrangle on the east.
Soames, we will take a walk in the quadrangle, if you please."
In the midst of the wood was the hallowed 'Hoolah Hoolah' ground--set apart for the celebration of the fantastical religious ritual of these people--comprising an extensive oblong pi-pi, terminating at either end in a lofty terraced altar, guarded by ranks of hideous wooden idols, and with the two remaining sides flanked by ranges of bamboo sheds, opening towards the interior of the quadrangle thus formed.
On one side it had a range of doors, and it was lighted on the other by windows which Catherine had only time to discover looked into a quadrangle, before Miss Tilney led the way into a chamber, and scarcely staying to hope she would find it comfortable, left her with an anxious entreaty that she would make as little alteration as possible in her dress.
The narrow passage led us into a quadrangle paved with flags and lined by sordid dwellings.
The house is there in all weathers, and the house, as she expresses it, "is what she looks at." She sits in her room (in a side passage on the ground floor, with an arched window commanding a smooth quadrangle, adorned at regular intervals with smooth round trees and smooth round blocks of stone, as if the trees were going to play at bowls with the stones), and the whole house reposes on her mind.
The castle was theirs, and the roaring flames were spurting through the windows and flickering high above the turrets on two sides of the quadrangle. From either side they were sweeping down from room to room and from bastion to bastion in the direction of the keep.

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