[kwod-ruh t] /ˈkwɒd rət/
Printing. 2 (def 1).
Ecology. a square or rectangular plot of land marked off for the study of plants and animals.
(ecology) an area of vegetation, often one square metre, marked out for study of the plants in the surrounding area
the frame used to mark out such an area
“a blank, low-cast type used by typographers to fill in larger spaces in printed lines,” 1680s, from French quadrat “a quadrat,” literally “a square,” from Latin quadratrus, past participle of quadrare “to square, make square” (see quadrant). Earlier in English it meant a type of surveying instrument (c.1400).
[kwod-ruh-fon-ik] /ˌkwɒd rəˈfɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. of, noting, or pertaining to the recording and reproduction of sound over four separate transmission or direct reproduction channels instead of the customary two of the stereo system: a quadraphonic recording. adj. 1969, irregular formation from quadri- “four” + phonic, from Greek phone “sound, voice” (see fame (n.)). The […]
- Quadrate foramen
quadrate foramen n. See foramen of vena cava.
[adjective, noun kwod-rit, -reyt; verb kwod-reyt] /adjective, noun ˈkwɒd rɪt, -reɪt; verb ˈkwɒd reɪt/ adjective 1. square or rectangular. 2. Zoology. of or relating to the quadrate. 3. Heraldry. (of a cross) having an enlarged square at the junction of the limbs: a cross quadrate. noun 4. a square. 5. something square or rectangular. 6. […]
- Quadrate lobe
quadrate lobe n.