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quadrat Tweet Definition of quadrat Like Definition of quadrat on Facebook
noun 
  1. a piece of type metal used for filling spaces; a quad
  2. a rectangular plot of land extensively studied for its ecology
     
quarto Tweet Definition of quarto Like Definition of quarto on Facebook
noun 
  1. A size of paper usually 8 x 10 inches (203mm x 254mm). Formed by cutting a large sheet of (say 16 x 20 inches) twice to form 4 pages. The exact size depends upon the original sheet.
  2. A book size, usually 10 to 13 inches tall and 7.5 to 8.5 inches wide. Intermediate in size between octavo and folio. Abbreviated 4to.
     
quaternion Tweet Definition of quaternion Like Definition of quaternion on Facebook
noun 
  1. A group or set of four people or things.<ref name="COED-etym&sense"/>
  2. (context, mathematics) A four-dimensional hypercomplex number that consists of a real dimension and 3 imaginary ones (i, j, k) that are each a square root of -1. They are commonly used in vector mathematics and three-dimensional games. Quaternion multiplication is the most common technique used by mathematicians to avoid gimbal lock when rotating vectors.<ref name="COED-etym&sense"/>
     
query Tweet Definition of query Like Definition of query on Facebook
noun (queries)
  1. A question or inquiry.
  2. (computing, databases) A set of instructions passed to a database.
verb (queries, querying, queried)
  1. (transitive) To ask, inquire.
  2. (intransitive) To ask a question.
  3. (transitive) To question or call into doubt.
  4. (computing, databases) To pass a query to a database to retrieve information.
(rfex)      
quire Tweet Definition of quire Like Definition of quire on Facebook
noun 
  1. A collection of twenty-four sheets of paper of the same size and quality, unfolded or having a single fold; one twentieth of a ream.
  2. (bookbinding) A set of leaves which are stitched together. This is most often a single signature, but may be several nested signatures.
verb 
  1. (rfv-sense) (italbrac, intransitive) to sing in concert.
     
quoin Tweet Definition of quoin Like Definition of quoin on Facebook
noun 
  1. Any of the corner building blocks of a building, usually larger or more ornate than the surrounding blocks.
     

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