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.

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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