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quadrangular

[kwo-drang-gyuh-ler] /kwɒˈdræŋ gyə lər/
adjective
1.
having four angles and four sides; having the shape of a quadrangle.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Late Latin quadrangulāris, equivalent to quadrangul(um) quadrangle + -āris -ar1
Related forms
quadrangularly, adverb
quadrangularness, noun
subquadrangular, adjective
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Examples from the web for quadrangular
  • It goes without saying: a triangular pyramid is always surrounded by six quadrangular pyramids.
  • The butterfly is brown with yellow and white quadrangular spots on the forewings.
  • The stockade was quadrangular in shape with four sides of different lengths.
Word Origin and History for quadrangular
adj.

early 15c., from Medieval Latin quadrangularis "having four corners," from Late Latin quadrangulus (see quadrangle).

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