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1. Geometry a plane figure consisting of four points connected by four lines. In a complete quadrangle, six lines connect all pairs of points
2. a rectangular courtyard, esp one having buildings on all four sides
3. the building surrounding such a courtyard
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A rectangular courtyard or grassy area enclosed by buildings, most often used in conjunction with academic or civic building groupings.
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(civil engineering)
A four-cornered, four-sided courtyard, usually surrounded by buildings.
The buildings surrounding such a courtyard.
A four-cornered, four-sided building.
A four-sided tract of land, defined by parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude, used as an area unit in systematic mapping.
A geometric figure bounded by four straight-line segments called sides, each of which intersects each of two adjacent sides in points called vertices, but fails to intersect the opposite sides. Also known as quadrilateral.
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quadrangle, quad

1. A rectangular courtyard or grassy area enclosed by buildings or a building. Most often used in connection with academic or civic building groupings.
2.Buildings forming a quadrangle.
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The most fruitful way to construct finite generalized quadrangles is through a now standard group coset geometry construction, in which a group E provided with certain sets of subgroups E = {[E.sub.i] | i [member of] I} and E* = {[E.sub.i]* | i [member of] I}, I an index set, and satisfying some strong intersection properties, is used to represent a generalized quadrangle.
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Included with the text is a fold-out color plate offering a bedrock geologic map of part of the Silcott Quadrangle and part of the Clarkston Quadrangle, Clarkston, Washington.
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Gary and I accept this award on behalf of our team at Triangle Properties and Quadrangle Properties, as well as the many consultants and professionals who made my green building vision a reality,” said David Abel, SIOR, founder Triangle Properties and Quadrangle Properties.