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Quadrate (adjective)

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Quadrate. adj. [quadratus, Latin.]

  1. Square; having four equal and parallel sides.

  2. Divisible into four equal parts.

    The number of ten hath been extolled, as containing even, odd, long and plain, quadrate and cubical numbers. Brown.

    Some tell us, that the years Moses speaks of were somewhat above the monthly year, containing in them thirty-six days, which is a number quadrate. Hakewill on Providence.

  3. [Quadrans, Lat.] Suited; applicable. This perhaps were more properly quadrant.

    The word consumption, being applicable to a proper or improper consumption, requires a generical description, quadrate to both. Harvey on Consumptions.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Hakewill, George (9) · Harvey, Gideon (42)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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