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noun
  1. One of the four sections made by dividing an area with two perpendicular lines.
  1. (mathematics) The four regions of the Cartesian plane bounded by the x-axis and y-axis.
  2. (geometry) One fourth of a circle or disc; a sector with an angle of 90°.
  3. (nautical) A measuring device with a graduated arc of 90° used in locating an altitude.
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noun
  1. Any one of four equal parts into which something has been divided.
  2. (United States and Canada) A coin worth 25 cents.
  3. A period of three consecutive months.
  4. A section or area (of a town, etc.).
  5. An old English measure of corn, containing 8 bushels.
    • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 4, p. 204.
    • : One of these is 1 Hen. V, cap. 10, defining the of corn to be eight struck bushels, and putting fines on purveyors who take more.
      1. Mercy or pity shown to a defeated opponent
    • "Sir, they have asked for ." "Have they? Well, we will give no ."
      1. An old English measure of cloth, nine inches or four nails

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