quadrant

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a device for measuring the height of stars, formerly used in calculating direction at sea

Aviation

Cars & Driving

  • noun a guide which indicates the position of the gear selector of an automatic gearbox
  • noun the V-shaped toothed section of a worm-and-sector steering box

Construction

  • An angle-measuring instrument.

Electronics

  • A circular arc of 90°, occupying one fourth of the circumference of a circle.
  • The area occupied by a quadrant (1).
  • Something, such as a part, in the shape of a quadrant (2).
  • One of four equal areas a plane, region, or space is divided into.
  • One of the four regions, within the same plane, divided by the axes of a Cartesian coordinate system.

Medical

  • noun one of four sectors of the body thought of as being divided by the sagittal plane and the intertubercular plane
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