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Encyclopedia

  • Quadrant may refer to: A sector equal to one quarter of a circle, or The sectors of a two-dimensional cartesian coordinate system, see Cartesian coordinate system#Quadrants and octants. — “Quadrant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Street and number addressing, centered on the Capitol, radiates out into each of the quadrants, producing a number of intersections of identically named cross-streets in each quadrant. Originally, though the District of Columbia was a near-perfect. — “Quadrants of Washington, D.C. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Geometric quadrant used by surveyors and navigators. Davis quadrant a compact, framed instrument used by navigators for measuring the altitude of an astronomical object. They can also be classified as[2] Altitude - The plain quadrant with plumb line, used to take the altitude of an object. — “Quadrant (instrument) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • As leads the galaxy from pole to pole, Distinguish'd into greater lights and less, Its pathway, which the wisest fail to spell; So thickly studded, in the depth of Mars, Those rays describ'd the venerable sign, That quadrants in the round conjoining frame. — “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri

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