Definition of quadrangle in English:

quadrangle

Line breaks: quad|ran¦gle
Pronunciation: /ˈkwɒdraŋg(ə)l
 
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noun

1 Geometry A four-sided plane figure, especially a square or rectangle.
More example sentences
  • You can make rectangles, octagons, septagons, or quadrangles… Or you can make ovals as we did.
  • In contrast, triangles and quadrangles appear in the middle.
  • This quadrangle is about to become a pentagram.
2A square or rectangular space or courtyard enclosed by buildings.
More example sentences
  • Exit at the west wing… it's the building across the quadrangle.
  • Buildings around the quadrangle would be primarily for research.
  • Johen waved a hand at the quadrangle of low buildings in front of them, set around a cobbled yard.
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Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from late Latin quadrangulum 'square', neuter of quadrangulus, from Latin quadri- 'four' + angulus 'corner, angle'.

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