Quadrate



[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.
Zoology. one of a pair of bones in the skulls of many lower vertebrates, to which the lower jaw is articulated.
verb (used with object), quadrated, quadrating.
7.
to cause to conform or harmonize; adapt.
verb (used without object), quadrated, quadrating.
8.
to agree; conform.
noun (ˈkwɒdrɪt; -reɪt)
1.
a cube, square, or a square or cubelike object
2.
one of a pair of bones of the upper jaw of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and birds that articulates with the lower jaw. In mammals it forms the incus
adjective (ˈkwɒdrɪt; -reɪt)
3.
of or relating to this bone
4.
square or rectangular
verb (kwɒˈdreɪt)
5.
(transitive) to make square or rectangular
6.
(often foll by with) to conform or cause to conform

quadrate quad·rate (kwŏd’rāt’, -rĭt)
adj.
Having four sides and four angles; square or rectangular.

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