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1Each of four quarters of a circle.
- ‘Arrange the bricks evenly around the circumference, leaving no large gaps, then divide the circle into four equal quadrants with remaining bricks.’
- ‘The four quadrants of the productivity matrix range from major projects with short deadlines to tasks that are much less important.’
- ‘Use it to snap to the nearest quadrant of an arc, circle, ellipse, elliptical arc, and some 3D solids.’
- ‘Time Code begins by gradually ‘opening up’ each of the four quadrants.’
- ‘We view the potential outcomes in four quadrants.’
- ‘In each of the resulting four quadrants of the model, we examine the issues and considerations.’
- ‘The four quadrants of Kolb's model deal with the processes whereby knowledge is transformed through experience.’
- ‘Growth in both the drug quadrants indicated high level resistance to both streptomycin and gentamicin.’
- ‘The winds in all four quadrants can be measured after just two trips through the eye.’
- ‘A raised cylindrical ceiling has four quadrants radiating from the center.’
- ‘The plot of changes in minimum versus maximum size data shows that changes are not equally distributed over the four quadrants.’
- ‘In the north-east quadrant was a second circle, although little survives.’
- ‘Madhavan said: ‘There are four quadrants in the verification arena.’’
- ‘Note how these match up with the four quadrants of competing values in figure 1.’
- ‘The stripes give it an optical energy and the four quadrants satisfy the synergy needs.’
- 1.1 Each of four parts of a plane, sphere, space, or body divided by two lines or planes at right angles:‘the right upper quadrant of the kidney’
- ‘The allotment is based around four quadrants with different growing activity in each one.’
- ‘The effect is enhanced by the division of the image into four equal quadrants framed by shiny, grooved metal molding.’
- ‘Ohlson varies his regular structure by making two rectangles within each of four vertical quadrants.’
- ‘The grids were separated into four quadrants and the stomata were counted in each quadrant.’
- ‘If the patient does not know of any tender area, make a very light survey of the four quadrants with your examining hand.’
- ‘Mina's prophecy was fulfilled - the Brotherhood was defeated when the four quadrants had queens to rule over them.’
- ‘In lupins, division of the shoot meristem into four quadrants gives four new meristems that each develop a shoot.’
- ‘Dart's star was visible in the upper-left quadrant of the rectangular view screen, glowing a bright yellow-orange.’
- ‘Each of the four quadrants of the image is a physically separate camera.’
- ‘It was made by casting a cross foundation on site to carry the four precast quadrants of the platform.’
- ‘Once a suitable thumbnail sketch was chosen, I had my students enlarge their drawings by gridding the thumbnails into four quadrants.’
- ‘Organize your kitchen into these four quadrants by keeping related items together in the same area.’
- ‘Dividing the newspapers into quadrants by circulation size gave the same revelation.’
- ‘In most cases, the physician asks the patient to count fingers in all four quadrants.’
- ‘If you go Cartesian and map out four quadrants, you get these categories.’
- ‘There are stairways, escalators, and elevators in all quadrants of the station.’
- ‘If you register at the site, you can take a 2x2 cube grid and select colors for each four quadrants.’
- ‘A hit movie scores in all four quadrants, a successful one in three.’
- ‘We divided the study area into four 24 m X 16.5 rn quadrants (quarters).’
- ‘If one imagines a square with four quadrants, the top left-hand quadrant is the case where there is a simple breach of confidentiality.’
- ‘It has a lot to offer and we're finding in our research now that we are appealing to all four quadrants.’
2historical An instrument used for taking angular measurements of altitude in astronomy and navigation, typically consisting of a graduated quarter circle and a sighting mechanism.
- ‘Another early navigational instrument that relied on the same principles as the quadrant was the mariner's astrolabe.’
- ‘Lavanha also studied instruments used in navigation, constructing astrolabes, quadrants and compasses.’
- ‘For example, the key tools of navigators - the quadrant and the astrolabe - were of Jewish manufacture.’
- ‘Millburn shows that much of the business, for George Sr. and Jr., was in quadrants and other navigational instruments.’
- ‘In 1730 he invented a quadrant which measured the altitude of the Sun or of a star.’
3A frame fixed to the head of a ship's rudder, to which the steering mechanism is attached.
- ‘Above the stern a large steering quadrant is still attached to the rudder post.’
- ‘Cables or chains run round a quadrant attached to the top of the rudder shaft.’
- ‘The ring of the steering quadrant is gilded with plumose anemones.’
- ‘Everything becomes clear when I meet the rudder post, steering quadrant and stern gun just off the edge in 27m.’
- ‘Ben points out the area where he has found shell casings in the past, just below the steering quadrant.’
- ‘Right at the stern the steering quadrant is intact and still attached to the rudder shaft.’
- ‘At the top is the steering quadrant, while at the bottom the rudder lies flat against the seabed.’
- 3.1 A panel with slots through which a lever is moved to orient or otherwise control a mechanism.
- ‘Acceptable growth on the control quadrants indicated acceptable quality control.’
- ‘At the first sign of engine failure, the pilot must advance all six levers on the power quadrant.’
- ‘Each unit consisted of a quadrant and bellcrank assembly, a control valve, an actuator cylinder assembly and a bypass control assembly.’
- ‘The lever and quadrant will go on a stand beside the engineers knee.’
- ‘I shall move the Trenton into the unexplored quadrant behind the Milky Way and search for any remaining human warships.’
- ‘I instead had him look at the throttle quadrant, as I pushed the release mechanism.’
Late Middle English (denoting the astronomical instrument): from Latin quadrans, quadrant- quarter, from quattuor four.
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