quadrangle [kwä′draŋ΄gəl]
[ME < MFr < LL quadrangulum < L quadr- < quattuor,FOUR + angulus,ANGLE1]
1. Geom. a plane figure with four angles and four sides
a) an area, as of a college campus, surrounded on its four sides by buildings
b) the buildings surrounding a quadrangle
3. the area of land charted on each of the atlas sheets published by the U.S. geological survey
quadrangular [kwä′draŋ′gyo͞o lər, kwä′draŋ′gyələr]

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  • quadrangle — ► NOUN 1) a four sided geometrical figure, especially a square or rectangle. 2) a square or rectangular courtyard enclosed by buildings. DERIVATIVES quadrangular adjective. ORIGIN from Latin quadri four + angulus corner, angle …   English terms dictionary

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  • quadrangle — quadrangled, adj. /kwod rang geuhl/, 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… …   Universalium

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  • quadrangle — noun /ˈkwɒdˌɹæŋ.ɡəl/ a) A geometric shape with four angles and four straight sides. I looked up from my desk and saw that suddenly there were big flakes twirling down into the quadrangle, settling on the carefully pruned shrubbery bordering the… …   Wiktionary

  • quadrangle — UK [ˈkwɒdˌræŋɡ(ə)l] / US [ˈkwɑˌdræŋɡ(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms quadrangle : singular quadrangle plural quadrangles a square area in a school or university surrounded on all sides by buildings …   English dictionary

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