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Quadra(1) (quadra) One quadrillion (10 to the 15th power). See quadrabyte and space/time.
(2) A family of early Mac computers that was popular in the early 1990s. See Mac computer.
|By this time, the hardware was fast enough to truly accommodate the graphics-based software introduced in 1984. (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.)|
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Square border or frame enclosing a wall panel or painting; also refers to a square base or plinth at the bottom of a pedestal or podium.
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1. A square frame or border enclosing a bas-relief.
2. The plinth of a podium.
3. Any small molding of plain or square section, as one of the fillets above or below the scotia of an Ionic base.
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