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quadrilateral

quad·ri·lat·er·al

 (kwŏd′rə-lăt′ər-əl)
n.
A polygon having four sides.
adj.
Having four sides.
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quadrilateral

(ˌkwɒdrɪˈlætərəl)
adj
(Mathematics) having or formed by four sides
n
(Mathematics) Also called: tetragon a polygon having four sides. A complete quadrilateral consists of four lines and their six points of intersection
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quad•ri•lat•er•al

(ˌkwɒd rəˈlæt ər əl)

adj.
1. having four sides.
n.
2. Geom.
a. a polygon with four sides.
b. a figure formed by four straight lines that have six points of intersection.
[1640–50; < Latin quadrilater(us) four-sided + -al1. See quadri-, lateral]
quad`ri•lat′er•al•ly, adv.
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quad·ri·lat·er·al

(kwŏd′rə-lăt′ər-əl)
A polygon that has four sides, such as a rectangle or rhombus.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quadrilateral - a four-sided polygonquadrilateral - a four-sided polygon      
polygon, polygonal shape - a closed plane figure bounded by straight sides
parallelogram - a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are both parallel and equal in length
trapezium - a quadrilateral with no parallel sides
trapezoid - a quadrilateral with two parallel sides
Adj.1.quadrilateral - having four sides
many-sided, multilateral - having many parts or sides
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Translations
رُباعي الأضْلاع
čtyřúhelník
firkant
nelikulmio
fjórhliîa hlutur
四角形四辺形
ketursienis
četrstūris
vierhoekvierhoekig
štvoruholník

quadrilateral

[ˌkwɒdrɪˈlætərəl]
A. ADJcuadrilátero
B. Ncuadrilátero m
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

quadrilateral

adj (Math) → vierseitig
nViereck nt
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quadrilateral

[ˌkwɒdrɪˈlætrl] adjquadrilatero/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

quadrilateral

(kwodriˈlӕtərəl) noun
a two-dimensional figure with four straight sides.
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Those which first caught the eye were the Bernardins, with their three bell towers; Sainte-Geneviève, whose square tower, which still exists, makes us regret the rest; the Sorbonne, half college, half monastery, of which so admirable a nave survives; the fine quadrilateral cloister of the Mathurins; its neighbor, the cloister of Saint-Benoit, within whose walls they have had time to cobble up a theatre, between the seventh and eighth editions of this book; the Cordeliers, with their three enormous adjacent gables; the Augustins, whose graceful spire formed, after the Tour de Nesle, the second denticulation on this side of Paris, starting from the west.
Close beside it one descried the quadrilateral enclosure of the fair of Saint- Germain, where the market is situated to-day; then the abbot's pillory, a pretty little round tower, well capped with a leaden cone; the brickyard was further on, and the Rue du Four, which led to the common bakehouse, and the mill on its hillock, and the lazar house, a tiny house, isolated and half seen.
Before a big fire lay Captain Smollett; and in a far corner, only duskily flickered over by the blaze, I beheld great heaps of coin and quadrilaterals built of bars of gold.
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