Point it south and it shows you the stars and planets in that quadrant of the sky.
People forget all too readily, but Greenspan is a consultant to Pimco, the largest bond manager in this quadrant of the galaxy.
The flat bar which carries the nonius scale and indexglass of a quadrant, octant, quintant, or sextant.
Is a cross or the quadrant and compasses the more potent charm?
Pores regular, circular, twice as broad as the bars, eight to nine on the quadrant.
By the end of one month in this department he was able to finish a Hadley quadrant.
Pores irregular, polygonal, three to five times as broad as the bars, fourteen to sixteen on the quadrant.
After looking about him for some time he told me to go below and get his quadrant.
His eye was constantly on the master, who at length, seeing him near, sent him for his quadrant and tables.
If the rudder is to be kept in a certain adjustment a quadrant is necessary.
late 14c., "a quarter of a day, six hours," from Middle French quadrant, from Latin quadrantem (nominative quadrans) "fourth part," also the name of a coin worth a quarter of an as, noun use of present participle of quadrare "to make square; put in order, arrange, complete; run parallel, be exact," figuratively "to fit, suit, be proper," related to quadrus "a square," quattuor "four" (see four). The surveying instrument is first so called c.1400, because it forms a quarter circle. Related: Quadrantal.
quadrant quad·rant (kwŏd'rənt)
n.
A circular arc of 90 degrees; one fourth of the circumference of a circle.
A quarter portion of any roughly circular anatomical area such as the abdomen, measuring along imaginary axes at right angles to each other.
quadrant (kwŏd'rənt)
