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Webster 1913 Edition
Quadrature
1.
(Math.)
The act of squaring; the finding of a square having the same area as some given curvilinear figure;
as, the
; the operation of finding an expression for the area of a figure bounded wholly or in part by a curved line, as by a curve, two ordinates, and the axis of abscissas. quadrature
of a circle2.
A quadrate; a square.
Milton.
3.
(Integral Calculus)
The integral used in obtaining the area bounded by a curve; hence, the definite integral of the product of any function of one variable into the differential of that variable.
4.
(Astron.)
The position of one heavenly body in respect to another when distant from it 90°, or a quarter of a circle, as the moon when at an equal distance from the points of conjunction and opposition.
Quadrature of the moon
(Astron.)
, the position of the moon when one half of the disk is illuminated.
– Quadrature of an orbit
(Astron.)
, a point in an orbit which is at either extremity of the latus rectum drawn through the empty focus of the orbit.
Webster 1828 Edition
Quadrature
QUAD'RATURE
,Noun.
1.
The act of squaring; the reducing of a figure to a square. Thus the finding of a square which shall contain just as much area as a circle or a triangle, is the quadrature of that circle or triangle.2.
A quadrate; a square.3.
In astronomy, the aspect of the moon when distant from the sun 90 degrees or a quarter of the circle; or when the moon is at an equal distance from the points of conjunction and opposition.Quadrature of curves, in mathematics, the finding of rectilineal figures containing the same areas as figures bounded by curved lines.
Definition 2024
quadrature
quadrature
English
Noun
quadrature (plural quadratures)
 The process of making something square; squaring.
 (mathematics) The act or process of constructing a square that has the same area as a given plane figure, or of computing that area.
 The act or process of finding the indefinite integral.
 (astronomy) a situation in which three celestial bodies form a rightangled triangle, the observer being located at the right angle
 When the Moon is in quadrature, it appears in the sky as a halfmoon.
 (physics) the condition in which the phase angle between two alternating quantities is 90°.
 (art) A painting painted on a wooden panel.
Derived terms
 quadratural
Translations
squaring


mathematics


astronomy

physics: condition in which the phase angle is 90 degrees
